75th Anniversary of Australian Federation 1976 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons
Other Details: This is one of a set of seven silver commemorative medals made in Birmingham, England for sale to Australian collectors on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Federation. This example features Sir Henry Parkes, considered by many the 'Father of Federation'.
Part of a set in a timber case.
Bust three quarters left; around, + SIR HENRY PARKES + in small letters in field LL
Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA
Queen Victoria established the office of Governor-General on 29 October 1900 and on the same day issued instructions to Lord Hopetoun to set in motion the government of a federated Australia. Hopetoun appointed Edmund Barton as first Prime Minister, and formally appointed the Ministers selected by Barton in order that the first Cabinet would represent all the States. Commonwealth Government Founding Documents web site http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/places/cth/cth1.htm. -D. Tout-Smith 10/10/2003.
(Hallmarked) (edge) Bust three quarters left; around, + SIR HENRY PARKES + in small letters in field LL (obverse) Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA (reverse)
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
45 mm (Outside Diameter)