Companion of the Order of Australia posthumously awarded to Betty Cuthbert, 2018

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Date Used
26 Jan 2018
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Brief Description
Medal, miniature medal, lapel badges, ribbon bar and presentation case for the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), posthumously awarded to Betty Cuthbert, 2018. Medal is gold, round and has a raised radiating surface representing a wattle blossom with amber coloured insets and a central blue enamel ring with the inscription "AUSTRALIA" and two wattle branches. An enamel filled red and white crown sits on top of the circle attached to a royal blue ribbon with a central band of yellow stylised wattles. Reverse features identical crown on top and radiating raised surface surrounding a raised central flat circle with the inscription "BETTY/ CUTHBERT". Miniature medal features circular wattle blossom shape with a central amber coloured inset, gold crown on top, royal blue ribbon with yellow wattle design and bar pin attached to back. Two circular wattle style lapel pins with amber coloured insets in centre and push pin clasps on the back. Royal blue ribbon bar with yellow wattle design and two butterfly clasp pins on back. Medal and accessories are housed in a black leather presentation case with the gold lettered inscription "A.C." on top. Case is lined with white glossy fabric inside with a removable black felt tiered mount. Boxed set includes a spare smaller ribbon.
0 - Whole: H: 55 W: 273 D: 230mm (H: 2 3/16 W: 10 3/4 D: 9 1/16")
1 - Medal: H: 95 W: 60 D: 14mm (H: 3 3/4 W: 2 3/8 D: 9/16")
H: 430 W: 105 D: 35mm (H: 16 15/16 W: 4 1/8 D: 1 3/8")
2 - Large ribbon: H: 750 W: 41 D: 4mm (H: 29 1/2 W: 1 5/8 D: 3/16")
3 - Miniature medal: H: 48 W: 18 D: 10mm (H: 1 7/8 W: 11/16 D: 3/8")
4 - Lapel 1: H: 12 W: 12 D: 10mm (H: 1/2 W: 1/2 D: 3/8")
6 - Ribbon bar: H: 13 W: 40 D: 11mm (H: 1/2 W: 1 9/16 D: 7/16")
7 - Small ribbon: H: 516 W: 18 D: 5mm (H: 20 5/16 W: 11/16 D: 3/16")
9 - Mount board: H: 188 W: 239 D: 20mm (H: 7 3/8 W: 9 7/16 D: 13/16")
Date Used
26 Jan 2018
In storage
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Kindly donated by Marie Johnston




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