Description: 1897 Medal – Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Town of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. This medal was issued by the Town of Warrnambool, and names W.J. Hickford as Mayor. Hickford was Mayor from 1895 to 1897. Warrnambool became a Town in 1883, and in the last decade of the twentieth century, when this medal was issued, it finally was connected by rail and the Merri River Water Supply Scheme at last provided a reliable water supply. Warrnambool became a City in 1918.