Australia Victoria Brunswick
Federated Commonwealth, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It names Councillor John Wood Fleming, Mayor of Brunswick. John Wood Fleming was local politician and a Justice of the Peace. He lived at 270 Park West, Brunswick. As a Councillor he represented South Ward. He sat on a Public Works committee in 1900, and was elected Mayor, retiring in August 1902. In 1902 Brunswick had a population of 24,182 and 5,024 houses on 2,722 acres. It included a wide range of factories including potteries, smelting and gas works.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Previous Collections: George McArthur

Obverse Description

Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.

Reverse Description

British Arms within wreath from scroll bearing, UNITY IS STRENGTH; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA; around all, CR. JOHN WOOD FLEMING, J. P. MAYOR * TOWN OF BRUNSWICK *

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