Aust. Historical Medals
LODGE OF AUSTRALIA JUBILEE, 1878, in gilt silver (41x56mm) (C.1878/6, this medal), by Wiesener, ribbon bar suspension, reverse inscribed, 'Henry Smith'. Test mark on reverse edge, otherwise toned extremely fine and rare.
A report in The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 18 October 1878, page 5 stated, 'By the Suez mail, on Friday last, the district grand master, Mr. John Williams, received from the Most Worshipful Grand Master of England, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, letters patent under his hand and seal, conferring the right on the worshipful master, officers, and brethren of the Lodge of Australia, No.390 E.C., to wear a jubilee jewel in commemoration of the Lodge having completed its fiftieth year. The Lodge, no doubt, will celebrate the event by a festival, as it is the mother lodge of English masonry in Australasia.'
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LODGE OF AUSTRALIA JUBILEE, 1878, in gilt silver (41x56mm) (C.1878/6, this medal), by Wiesener, ribbon ...