Medal Celebrating Victory Day and Accompanying Letter that belonged to Arthur Calwell #2010-0283
Circular metal medal attached to a red, blue and white ribbon, accompanied by a single page typed letter from the Prime Minister’s Department to Arthur Calwell.
This medal and its accompanying letter are part of a collection of objects that belonged to Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Minister for Immigration (1945-49) that were donated to the museum by his daughter, Dr Mary Elizabeth Calwell.
Copies of this medal were presented on Victory Day, 10 June 1946, to all Australian school children. It was designed by Lyndon Dadswell.