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446671
  • Title
    Item 0022: Ricketty Dick, 1873 [bronze medal]
  • Call number
    SAFE/DN/M 22
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1873
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446671
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 medal - bronze - diameter 22 mm
  • Scope and Content
    Obverse: Ricketty Dick 1873
    Reverse: Struck at the Exhibition Mint
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  • Description source

    Numismatic and Philatelic Lists
  • General note

    Forms part of Series 03 Part 01: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : commemorative medals.

    "The Aboriginal whose head is depicted on this medal and others struck, both in Australia and overseas in the later part of the 19th century, was known as Ricketty Dick. This Australian native was born about 1798 and died in June 1863. He was well known to people who travelled along the New South Head Road on their way to Watsons Bay. He camped on a dry patch of ground in the swamps of Rose Bay ... In his later years ... was looked after by W.C. Wentworth." -- Quoted from: Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788 / L.J. Carlisle. Sydney : B & C Press, 1983, p.13.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823694
    Australia, Medalets.

    Ricketty Dick. Bronze Gilded. 1873.
    Carlisle 1873/2.
    SAFE/DN/M 22 - Condition Good. MD 228
  • Conservation note

    One medal held (SAFE/DN/M 22)
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