Medallion, Prince of Wales visit to Australia Medallion

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Description
Medallion, Obv: Head and Shoulders of Prince of Wales encircled by the words "Welcome to Australia" and "H.R.H. Prince of Wales". Rev: Coat of Arms of Prince of Wales over words "To Commemorate The Visit of H.R.H. Prince of Wales to Australia 1920", encircled by wreath
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Commemorative Medallion
Measurements
Dia 27 x H2 mm (plus a 4 mm loop.0
Media/Materials description
Bronze
Signature/Marks
H. R. H. PRINCE OF WALES \ WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA \ STOKES
TO COMMEMORATE \ THE VISIT OF \ H.R.H. \ PRINCE OF WALES \ TO AUSTRALIA \ 1920
History and use
This badge dates from the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, to Australia in 1920. The Prince was visiting on behalf of his father, King George V, to thank Australians for the sacrifices they had made during World War 1. In those days of intense loyalty to the British Empire, the Prince attracted large crowds wherever he went during his five-month visit, and this badge would have been available as a memento of the visit. Most of the towns and cities the Prince visited decorated their buildings and streets with arches and the very popular illuminations (lighting) of buildings. He spent most of August in Queensland, where he attended a range of events and functions, including opening the 44th Exhibition of the Queensland National Association in Brisbane, known today as the Ekka.
Registration number
N54

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