Australia Victoria Hawthorn
Proclamation of the City of Hawthorn 1890 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the Proclamation of the City of Hawthorn in 1890. It names Francis Gillman as Mayor. Gillman was Mayor of Hawthorn 1890-91, and a councillor from 1884-1887 and from 1888-1892. Hawthorn became a separate municipality in 1860, and within five years its population was about 3,000 people. In the next two decades Upper Hawthorn, now Glenferrie, attracted houses and shopping. The railway was extended to this area in 1882 and a horse tram service in 1890, the year Hawthorn was proclaimed a City.

Obverse Description

British Arms set above view of Hawthorn as rural farmland with steam train at foot of hills over which radiate sun rises; around above, CITY OF HAWTHORN 1863

Reverse Description

View of Town Hall; above, F. GILLMAN MAYOR; in exergue, SEPT. 1890

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