The Australian Numismatic Society

Brisbane Meeting No. 436 15th January 1999

13 members and friends attended in The Resource Centre, Newstead House, Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead, Brisbane.

Meeting Topic: Schools and Education

General Business: Melvin reminded members of our tender sale next month and urged them to participate.
Colin T. has donated photos of our 1998 Annual Dinner held at the Yeronga RSL.

Papers: “A Queensland School Hostel Badge” by B.B.

Displays: C.T.: 1995 150 Years of Catholic Schooling medal & brochure; Aust 1988 Bicentenary School Students Education medal; 1964 30th National Convention (Junior Choice) badge; London County Council Kings Medal 1913-14 for Attendance, Conduct & Industry; 1992 piedfort proof set (7 coins) from 10 Ecu to 1/10 Ecu (European Currency not adopted). Recent acquisitions – 1998 RNA Member’s Guest badge; 4 x Third Party Credit bank slips (from one time Mayor of Redlands Shire Council); Prince of Wales £5 coin commemorating 50th Year; Hungary 1977& 78 10 Filler coins, 1980 20 Filler, 1980 1 Forint; Turkey 1982 & 84 10 Lira; Roman coin found in a garden in the town of Zenica Bosnia Herzegovina; miniature stainless steel drawing board presented to Colin on his recent retirement. Etched into the top of this board, was a copy of his first computer produced drawing (Gibson Is Plant Layout).
G.G.: 1910 National Union of School Organisations Autumn Festival medal (Crystal Palace); 1928 Notingham University Royal Visit medal; University of NSW pool entry token; 1987 Rathdowney State School 75th Anniv medal; 1990 Greenslopes State School Centenary badge; set of NZ 1967 training currency; school prefect badges for Kings School (Tas) and Corinda High; school Peace medals for end of WWI 1919 & WWII 1945 wars. Recent acquisitions – 1976 Canada $1Centenary of Library; 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games badge.
E.B.: Marulan NSW Sesquicentenary Medal 1835-1985 & Public School 1860-1985. Recent acquisitions – NZ 1986 20 cent; English 1885 Gothic Florin, 1998 £2 bimetallic coin with legend “Standing On The Shoulder of Giants”; King Geo V 3d soldered to metal in the shape of WWI British Drivers cap; photos of headstones in Rouen France, originals and more recent replacement head stones plus Honour Scroll; 1999 Aust proof set “International Year of Older Persons”.
M.M.: Vienna Woods State School commemorative medals. Recent acquisitions – From his recent visit to the RAM Canberra 1999 Unc set; set of Aust commemorative 50 Cent coins.
D.W.: 2 pair of WWI British War & Victory medals to Aust 9th Batt members Lt BG Adams and Priv James. Adams was assist Head Teacher from Gympie State School Qld who was  shot and killed in France by a German sniper in Feb 1917. When there was a clearing in the mist, a Priv James shot and killed the sniper. Don believes his pair of medals belonged to this man. Recent acquisitions – State Emergency Service of Victoria 1942 card appointing the holder as an Air Raid Warden.
B.V.: Aust 1988 Bicentenary School commemorative medal with the signatures of his daughter's school friends & teacher on the enclosure; 1995 Redlands College Senior badge. Recent acquisitions – Finland 1952 Helsinki Olympics 500 Markka; France 1992 5 Francs ( Pierre Mendes); 1994 5 Francs (Voltaire); 1994 20 Francs (Pierre de Coubertin); Jamaica 1966 5 Shillings BECG; Spain 1988 500 Pestas; box for chocolate Euro coins (all devoured) depicting the design of the 100 Euro banknote.
B.B.: Large selection of silver school badges including prefect and past student associations from Brisbane State High; Church of England Grammar School; Bundaberg Convent School by McLeod; Brisbane Boys & Girls Grammar Schools; TLC (Trinity College London 1910; Presbyterian Girls College Warwick & Toowoomba; St Hildas Southport; Methodist Sunday School ND; Presbyterian Ladies College award buckle for Piano Forte; St Finibars (Ashgrove). Other education items – 1931 Qld Bookkeepers & Shorthand Writes Assoc 9 ct award badge; Royal Life Saving medal & 3 bars 1945 – 47; 17 Years Safe Driving Award 1948. Recent acquisitions – 1913 Brisbane Tramways 27 Years Long Service gold fob depicting “Match Box” style tram.
M.W.: Recent acquisitions – NAV Explorer series commemorative medals sil Geo Bass and Bz James Cook; Norfolk Is 200th Anniv of Settlement medal by Amor.George Snelgrove: Bris Girls Grammar School badge & a book with the leather cover depicting the school logo as on the badge; Scots College Melb award medal in silver & badge in bz; gold Thallon Memorial Medal; 1903 Enoggera State School silver medal awarded for Progress, Good Conduct & Attendance; BCCS (Brisbane Central) badge; East Brisbane State School badge & certificate; album of school certificates incl Buranda State Opportunity School; Ipswich Grammar School badge.Recent acquisitions – Rockhampton Agricultural Soc Centenary 1973 badge c/w original Wallace Bishop packet; 1988 Bris Expo 88 Korean Pavilion large gilt medal; collection of Bris Bears (now Lions Football) foundation member badges, passes & cards; WWII War Saving Certificates for £1 & £5;Moore Park Syd High School badge. Two other items of interest were 2 early cricket trophy buckles. George read an extract from the book “Ships in the Coral” where a similar buckle was mentioned in an incident in Nth Qld circa 1870.
F.S.: Australia 1941 Hawkesbury Agric College Honours silver medal engraved J G Kesby HDD 1941 38.5mm; 1875 Woollahra Land of Hope white metal 38mm by Stokes & Martin Legend reads “Be thou faithful unto death Train up a child in the way he should go” rev “I do agree to abstain by Gods help from all intoxicating liquors as a beverage”. A poor example of this item was illustrated in last month’s LNB; 1985 St Francis Xavier Mackay (Convent School) Golden Jubilee 1935-1885 gilt 30mm; Ivan Gibbs Achievement Awards cased 1 x 44mm un-awarded Cn, 1 x 39mm Bicentennial Memento Cn; GB Education Authority Northampton rev awarded for Attendance and Good Conduct Stimpson Avenue School; The British Library Reading Room/Sir Anthony Panizzi Cn 44mm ND; USA Paul P Harris Founder of Rotary rev Little Red School House E Wallingford Vermont ND ox sil; Hall of Fame for Great Americans Maria Mitchell ND Ae gilt 44mm. Recent acquisitions – Bimetallic coins 1997 Macau 10 Patacas; 1995 Republic of Kenya 5 &10 Shillings; Aust Wavell Hts SHS Achievement Award 1995 & 1994 Sports Ae 51mm.Members’

Forum: Melvin advised the State Library currently has a display of convict love tokens.

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