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N12218-2 Medal, commemorating centenary of discovery of Newcastle 1797-1897, gilt copper, maker unknown, New South Wales, Australia, 1897. Click to enlarge.

Medal commemorating centenary of Newcastle NSW

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This commemorative medallion celebrates the centenary in 1897 of the discovery of Newcastle, 117 km north east of Sydney on the Hunter River of New South Wales. The medallion features representations of industries and activities important to Newcastle at the time including a steam ship, signal masts, Nobbys Head, a colliery poppet head and a hydraulic wharf crane lifting a railway wagon full of coal for loading into a ship.

Newcastle was discovered in 1797 by Lieut. John Shortland, a naval …

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N12218-2

Object Statement

Medal, commemorating centenary of discovery of Newcastle 1797-1897, gilt copper, maker unknown, New South Wales, Australia, 1897

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Medal, commemorating centenary of discovery of Newcastle 1797-1897, gilt copper, New South Wales, Australia, 1897

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