Australia New South Wales Sydney
Mint: Sydney
Other Details: New South Wales Rifle Association medal. It features a kneeling soldier being crowned with a wreath by a female figure. The NSW Rifle Association was constituted in the nineteenth century, when the nation's defence relied on Colony-based civilian volunteers forming an army around a small professional core. Target shooting was seen as good preparation and was a popular and patriotic pastime. Even small country towns maintained a range, and businesses and suburbs formed rifle clubs

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Soldier kneeling r. being crowned with wreath by female stg. to right; on ground between figures, a rifle and helmet, native bushes at l. & r.

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