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World War 1 appeal medals of Western Australia

Bloom, W.R. and McDonald, J. (2015) World War 1 appeal medals of Western Australia. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia, 26 . pp. 19-35.

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Appeal medals were produced in Western Australia over the first four years of World War I in support of various worthy causes, including the Red Cross, Children’s Hospital and returned injured soldiers and widows of those who fought for Australia, the latter through the Ugly Men’s Voluntary Workers’ Association of Western Australia (Incorporated). There has been very little known about these medals, not even their manufacturer, but an analysis of the die characteristics together with an examination of newspapers of the day and other contemporary records leads us to their common manufacturer, Cumpston’s City Electric Engraving Works, then located in Hay Street, Perth.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Numismatic Association of Australia Inc.
Copyright: © 2015 The Authors
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