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446263
  • Title
    [Medal] Presented as a mark of esteem to C. De Boos, J.P., Gold Fields Warden from Chinese Miners in the district of Braidwood, 1881
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/R 257
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1881
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446263
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Objects - 1 gold medal attached to silk ribbon, inside velvet-lined wooden box - medal 5 cm. (diam.), box 15.3 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm. (closed)
    Clippings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    'In 1874 [De Boos] was appointed a police magistrate and mining warden...The Chinamen in the Braidwood district subscribed a piece of gold each, from which was designed and presented to him, a Chinese medal. Armed with this "passport" it would have been possible for him to have travelled all over China without molestation.'

    Reference:
    Newspaper obituary for Charles De Boos, 30 October, 1900 (accompanying medal).
  • Scope and Content
    Medal accompanied by newscuttings relating to the life and death of Charles De Boos.
  • Source
    Presented 1928
  • Access Conditions

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  • General note

    On reverse of medal, the three columns of Chinese script read from right to left:

    First line: Qing guan min le
    [Since you are] such a “Qing guan” (honest and upright official) people are happy

    Second line: Zai Buliehuo
    In Braidwood

    Third line: Tangren jingsong
    Present to you by the Chinese with high respect

    Reference:
    Translated by Dr Tana Li, Director, Centre for the Study of the Southern Chinese Diaspora, School of Culture, History and Language, CAP, the Australian National University, February 2014.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823457
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from obverse of medal. Reverse is inscribed in Chinese characters.
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