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Queensland Police Force 1897 Jubilee Medal

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G'day All,

This is a Queensland Police Force 1897 Jubilee Medal in bronze. These medals were minted by the Queensland Colonial Government for the Police and were awarded in silver and bronze types. The silver medals were awarded to Commissioned Officers (regardless of length of service), and to Constables and NCOs who were serving prior to 1887. The bronze medals were awarded to constables and NCOs who were sworn in after 1887. All officers had to be serving on the day of the jubilee. Both medals were suspended by a red ribbon with a top bar and attached brooch with the words "Police Force" displayed. The medal had approval from Queen Victoria, but only for wear within the Colony. These medals were minted and named locally within the Colony. Sadly my example is missing the original ribbon and top bar. There were 19 silver medals awarded to Commissioned officers, 349 silver to NCOs and Constables with 10 years or more service, and 421 bronze medals awarded to the rest of the force.

Chris

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Hebbo,

Fantastic medal! Where there others issued to the other states? My Aussie history isn't great but Federation was in 1900?

So NSW, Victoria etc did they issue there own?

Craig

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G'day Foo Fighter,

West Australia was the only other police force that awarded an 1897 jubilee medal. Im not certain why other forces did not award one. WA was a smaller police force and it was awarded as a long service award- so only limited medals were awarded.

Hebbo

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Hello Hebbo,

This is the first speciment of this medal I've seen (I don't get out much), thanks for posting it.

Very nice indeed.

Regards

Brian

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Hi Hebbo

I have an unexplainable interest in the 1897 Jubilee, so I jumped to your post and I wasn't disappointed. A very interesting and very rare medal and one to treasure. Thank you for posting it.

Regards

Brett

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Thanks for the comments. Its a a crude looking medal, but its the jewel of my collection.

Chris

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Hi HEBBO,

I have posted this picture in another thread, it is from a website called Oz badge. It is mentioned that authorized replicas were made of these in 2009, have you ever seen one of these replicas or heard of them, looking to locate one...being these "A" helmet plates are as "rare as chickens lips "  :-)

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