Cross shaped medal, struck in white metal, issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. A portrait of Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia, is depicted on the obverse. On the obverse arms of the cross are a rose, a leaf, a golden fleece and a star within a sun.

Obverse Description

At centre 3/4 bust of Lord Hopetoun, around, LORD HOPETOUN, K.T., G.C.M.G., . 1ST. GOVERNOR-GENERAL; on cross arms, a rose, a leaf, a golden fleece and a decoration chest badge

Reverse Description

At centre, -*- / FEDERATED / AUSTRALIA / 1901 / -*-; around on cross arms, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

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