City of Richmond Children's Fete for Jubillee1887 (AD)
Silver medal presented by the mayor, G. H. Bennett, depicting the Richmond Town Hall
The work of E.A. Altmann
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascension of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments and organisations to commemorate the occasion. The City of Richmond held a children's fete as part of the festivities. The medal names Mayor George Henry Bennett, brewer and radical politician. In 1880 he became the youngest councillor in the Colony when he was elected to Richmond Town Council at the age of 30. As Mayor 1886-87 he helped restore faith in the financially mismanaged government. He later served for seven terms as MLA in the seat of Richmond.

Obverse Description

Within line circle, head of Queen Victoria, veiled and wearing coronet, BELOW THE ARTIST'S NAME, ALTMANN; around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE QUEEN VICTORIA'S JUBILEE . 1887 .

Reverse Description

Within a beaded circle, view of Richmond Town Hall; below, C.H. BENNETT / MAYOR; around above, * CITY OF RICHMOND *; below, CHILDREN'S FETE

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