Volume 9 Issue 1                                                     INTERNET EDITION                                                January 2004.


We trust that this issue of the Internet Edition will continue to provide interesting reading. The name of this Internet based newsletter is in keeping with the content so, bearing in mind our disclaimers, the Internet links selected are usually complimentary to the featured article in regard to: (1) illustrations and, (2) additional important information. Please also bear in mind that some Internet links are of a temporary nature.

 

TASMANIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.

Anyone who wishes to apply for membership to the non-profit making organization, and who is prepared to abide by the rules of the Society and its aim of promoting the study and enjoyment of the hobby of numismatics, should contact the following address for an application form and details of subscriptions: 

THE SECRETARY.

Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

G. P. O. Box 884J

Hobart. 7001.

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The fraternity of numismatists stretches around our world and every country has men and women of goodwill who are bound together by our historical hobby.

The 'Tasmanian Numismatist - Internet Edition' wishes all of our readers a safe and peaceful 2004.

 

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SOCIETY SNIPPETS

The 'Tasmanian Numismatist' welcomes all our Tasmanian Numismatic Society members and readers for the New Year. This year we hope to bring you a broad range of numismatic entertainment, as well as a little education - and answer a few questions along the way. If you like our Internet Edition or have any positive comments about a particular subject we are always glad to hear from you!

We always encourage readers to contribute medium-sized numismatically based articles that may be suitable for publishing - so if you think that you may have something that fits this broad ranging category, please don't be hesitant in bringing it to our notice. Whilst we cannot promise publication in all instances we will certainly give it our sincere consideration and, if required, we can smooth off any rough edges and undertake editing on your behalf.

 

2005 EDITOR'S AWARD

A special 'Editor's (Subscription) Award' was instigated some years ago - as a personal encouragement from the current Editor - in recognition of those T.N.S. members and other readers who make the effort to contribute numismatic based articles, or ideas, that are suitable for development and publication in the newsletter. 

The selection of the winner(s) is at the total discretion of the Editor and is decided upon from the national and international submissions made for a 12 month period. Due to changes of the publication schedule of our hard-copy 'Tasmanian Edition', we have had to readjust the announcement timing to cater for the readers of both newsletters, hence an earlier announcement of the winner(s) will enable details to be published prior to the New Year break (2005)

It is now considered that the submission period will be from 1st November of last year (2003) to  31st. October of the this year (2004) - however it will be at the discretion of the Editor if a creditable article arrives prior to publication of the December Internet Edition issue. The winner(s) will also be notified directly by the Editor.

The Award can either be taken as an advance annual subscription to the Tasmanian Numismatic Society - or in the form of a numismatic prize arranged by the Editor if circumstances warrant it. A suitable Editor's Certificate also accompanies the subscription award (or prize) but it should be noted that the Editor's Award is not intended to infringe on, or replace, any in the system of Tasmanian Numismatic Society official literary awards which are still open to all T.N.S. members.

 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Notices have been sent out to existing members to remind them to forward their 2004 subscriptions to the Secretary as they are now due.

If it has slipped your mind, please make a note to put it in the mail at your earliest convenience.

Current rates:

Full adult membership (with voting rights) -                    A$20.00 p.a. Eligible for all Society Awards.

Associate or Internet membership (no voting rights) -    A$10.00 p.a. Eligible for some Society Awards.

Junior membership (no voting rights) -                          A$10.00 p.a. Eligible for some Society Awards.

Full international membership -                                     A$25.00 p.a. Eligible for all Society Awards.

 

 

REMINDER OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

It is confirmed that the A.G.M. of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society will now be held in conjunction with the February BYO-BBQ , which is set down to be at Hut 11, Tolosa Park, Glenorchy, on Sunday 8th February 2004, commencing at 11.00 a.m., as both events are due at that time.

All present elected Committee positions* will be declared vacant on the day, and nominations will be called to fill these positions for the next twelve months.

In the event of more than one nomination for the vacancy, a ballot of members present at the Meeting will be held to determine the incumbent.. Previous Committee members are eligible for re-election to any position. All financial members are eligible for nomination and should try to attend this most important annual meeting.

If you are considering nominating for any of the above positions and, if you consider that you may be unable to attend the event for any legitimate reason, you may contact our T.N.S. Secretary, Mr. Chris Heath, and lodge your intention in advance if you wish. Normal Society election procedures will be observed.

Committee positions are currently held by:

Honorary Patron:                                                  Mr. Bill Bleathman.

President:                                                           Mr. R. McNeice OAM; FRNS.*

Vice President (North)/Editor/Public relations:       Mr. G. Petterwood.*

Vice President (South)/Public Officer/Secretary:    Mr. C. Heath.* 

Treasurer:                                                            Mr. K. Hogue.* 

Committee/Internet Webmaster:                            Mr. P. Petterwood.* 

Honorary Auditor:                                                 Mr. R. Watson. 

 

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THESE TWO IMPORTANT COMBINED EVENTS.

TASMANIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
B.Y.O. - BBQ

DATE:   SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2004

TIME:    11.00 a.m.

PLACE:  HUT 11, Tolosa Park, Glenorchy.

 

 

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U.S. STATE QUARTERS PROGRAM

Many of our members and readers have seen - or are collecting - the range of U.S. State Quarters as they become available each year. For those who are actively putting together the range of Quarters, we have prepared the following check list with proposed issue program and mintage number information from the U.S. Mint

Refer: http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=schedule

 

 

RELEASE DATE STATE

MINTAGE FIGURE

(D) DENVER (P) PHILADELPHIA (S) PROOF
JAN 04 1999 DELAWARE  (DE) 774,824,000      
MAR 08 1999 PENNSYLVANIA (PA) 707,332,000      
MAY 17 1999 NEW JERSEY (NJ) 662,228,000      
JUL 19 1999 GEORGIA (GA) 939,932,000      
OCT 12 1999 CONNECTICUT (CT) 1,346,624,000      
JAN 03 2000 MASSACHUSETTS (MA) 1,163,784,000      
MAR 13 2000 MARYLAND (MD) 1,234,732,000      
MAY 22 2000 SOUTH CAROLINA (SC) 1,308,784,000      
AUG 07 2000 NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH) 1,169,016,000      
OCT 16 2000 VIRGINIA (VA) 1,594,616,000      
JAN 02 2001 NEW YORK (NY) 1,275,040,000      
MAR 12 2001 NORTH CAROLINA (NC) 1,055,476,000      
MAY 21 2001 RHODE ISLAND (RI) 870,100,000      
AUG 06 2001 VERMONT (VT) 882,804,000      
OCT 15 2001 KENTUCKY (KY) 723,564,000      
JAN 02 2002 TENNESSEE (TN) 648,068,000      
MAR 11 2002 OHIO (OH) 632,032,000      
MAY 20 2002 LOUISIANA (LA) 764,204,000      
AUG 02 2002 INDIANA (IN) 689,800,000      
OCT 15 2002 MISSISSIPPI (MS) 579,600,000      
JAN 02 2003 ILLINOIS (IL) 463,200,000      
MAR 17 2003 ALABAMA (AL) 457,400,000      
JUN 02 2003 MAINE (ME) 448,800,000      
AUG 04 2003 MISSOURI (MO) 453,200,000      
OCT 20 2003 ARKANSAS (AR) TBA      
  MICHIGAN (MI)        
  FLORIDA (FL)        
  TEXAS (TX)        
  IOWA (IA)        
  WISCONSIN (WI)        
  CALIFORNIA (CA)        
  MINNESOTA (MN)        
  OREGON (OR)        
  KANSAS (KS)        
  WEST VIRGINA (WV)        
  NEVADA (NV)        
  NEBRASKA (NE)        
  COLORADO (CO)        
  NORTH DAKOTA (ND)        
  SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)        
  MONTANA (MT)        
  WASHINGTON (WA)        
  IDAHO (ID)        
  WYOMING (WY)        
  UTAH (UT)        
  OKLAHOMA (OK)        
  NEW MEXICO (NM)        
  ARIZONA (AZ)        
  ALASKA (AK)        
  HAWAII (HI)        

 

A mixed selection of U.S. State Quarters 1999 - 2002 (not to scale)

FUNNY MONEY - Part III

The final episode of the saga of 'funny money' continues on to another aspect of this interesting, and usually very economic, area of numismatics.

Many 'notes' are produced not as political satire or as advertising gimmicks but as a form of printed commemoratives.

The $1,000,000 'YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN' notes shown below, kindly supplied by T.N.S. member Jerry Adams, were produced in 2002, by American Art Classics, to commemorate the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict, and, in particular, those troops still not accounted for.

The notes were originally available at prices ranging from 3 for US$1.00 - but I notice that they are now up to US$4.50 each on eBay along with similar pariotic U.S. 'funny money' Dollar notes in various denominations.

 

2003 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' Million Dollar note

 

 

2002 'YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN' Million Dollar note

Refer: http://www.prankplace.com/funnymoney.htm

With our own Australian Vietnam veterans now receiving some well deserved recognition for their sacrifices in Vietnam it is of some interest how the public of our major ally has also reacted to the change in awareness - and their newly revived sense of patriotism.

The new official coloured U.S. Federal Reserve notes measure approximately 157 mm x 66 mm., and these 'YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN' notes - printed on quality paper - are approximately 156 mm x 66 mm. and, in place of the official signatures are the names of the first and last official U.S. Vietnam war casualties -  Paul E Yonkie and Richard Van der Geer - as shown on the famous U.S. Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

The Memorial Wall consists of 140 x 10 foot high black granite panels placed to form two walls each nearly 250 feet long in the form of a ‘V’ and, on the Wall, are etched the names of the 58,220 American servicemen killed or missing in action, listed in the order they died or disappeared.

It is believed that 14 of the 1,000 or so who are  listed as missing have been located over the years - but their names will remain on the Wall as a reminder.

The Memorial was dedicated in November 1982 and cost over US$9,000,000 to build and etch. Refer: http://www.vietnamwall.org/memorial.html

It has been stated that every U.S. politician should walk that Wall and read the names of the conscripted dead who were sent to war because they had no freedom of

choice. (For our U.S. members and readers who may want to search the list of names, there are several other sites available that can supply much of the general detail of the person listed..)

 

 

AUSTRALIANS REMEMBERING VIETNAM

59,520 Australian Military and Civilian Personnel served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1973. Casualties were  508 dead (including 7 civilians), 3131 wounded, 6 missing in action. Those members, and other readers, can find out names and details (some with personal photos) of Australian action and casualties from a newly listed website: http://users.mildura.net.au/users/marshall/ops/Cas.html and also: http://users.mildura.net.au/users/marshall/advn/adinx.htm

The medals (shown below) are the reminders of our own involvement in Vietnam. The Vietnam Campaign Medal was issued by the South Vietnamese Government of the day, but the AASM 1945-75,the Vietnam Medal and the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal are official Australian awards.

 

                   

 

(a) Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 75        (b) Vietnam Medal        (c) Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal        (d) Vietnamese Campaign Medal

 

 

(a) The Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 75  was established on 13 September 1988. It was created to recognise prescribed service in warlike operations. The Medal is awarded with a clasp to denote the prescribed operation and subsequent awards of the Medal to the same person are made in the form of a further clasp to the Medal.

 

(b) Qualifying service for the Vietnam Medal for the relevant period 29 May 1964 to 27 January 1973 includes:

(c) The Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal was established on 24 February 1993, in order to extend recognition to persons who rendered service in support of the Australian Armed Forces in operations in Vietnam between 29 May 1964 to 27 January 1973, but who did not qualify for the Vietnam Medal.  It is also ranked with war medals.

 

(d) The Vietnamese Campaign Medal was issued by the South Vietnamese Government for six months service in South Vietnam.  Approximately 50,000 were issued to Australian and New Zealand service personnel.

For further detail and additional reading refer: Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia  http://www.vvaa.org.au/index.htm

 

 

OUT WITH OLD - IN WITH THE NEW!

Another sort of 'funny money' has just been defined - and that is the old currency of the former Iraqi strongman, Saddam Hussein.

His crimes against humanity are yet to be brought before the courts after his ignomanious capture on Saturday 13th December 2003 after three months on the run.

He was found hiding in a concealed cellar near his home town of Tikrit and it was a point of interest that the dictator had with him over US$750,000 mainly in the newer $100 bills - it appears that his own Iraqi Dinars were not as preferable as the Dollars of his sworn enemy, the U.S.A.

At the time of the war, the value of 250 Dinars was about 2 US cents so I suppose the idea of carting around zillions of Dinars was also a telling factor.

 

Actual size 175 mm x 85 mm - 1995 Issue 250 Dinar

 

Actual Size 155 mm x 68 mm - 2002 Issue 250 Dinar

 

A new currency range, in previously issued denominations - minus the smiling face of Saddam Hussein - has been released in Iraq since the coalition forces took temporary control in the country and Iraqis were quick to accept the 1 for 1 exchange rate set on October 15th. 2003 which will remain in force until January 15th. 2004.

 

New (2003) and old (1995) 250 Dinar notes design comparison (not to scale)

 

Stacks of the old virtually worthless currency have been burnt in the streets of Baghdad and the remaining notes will soon be just numismatic items of historical value but, already, the novelty note producers have been on the ball and have churned out several items showing George W. Bush as Iraq President.

 

 ' Democratic Republic of Iraq' - 25 Dinar - George W. Bush novelty notes (Ronald McDonald 'watermark')

 

For further information of interest, refer:

http://politicalhumor.miningco.com/library/images/bliraqcurrency.htm

         

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/currency-reform.htm

 

HARRY MURRAY VC

In the 'Tasmanian Numismatist Volume 4 Issue 2 (February 1999) we published a short piece about a famous Tasmanian soldier, 'Mad Harry' Murray VC. and how the people of Evandale had dedicated an area in his memory at the Evandale Reading Room. The display features a replica of the Victoria Cross prepared by TasMedals of Hobart.  Refer: http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/feb99.htm

The recently published book 'Mad Harry - Australia's Most Decorated Soldier' has also been well received - and the renewed interest of the exploits of this very brave man is well founded, so we decided to revisit the article once more. We were to have re-printed a part of the article as originally published, but, we have recently been contacted by a relative of Harry's who has been kind enough to supply a little more information to our newsletter article and, for the sake of historical accuracy, we have been  to clear up a minor misconception and publish the whole article with amended text.

Mr. Ian Littler of Sydney forwarded the following email on 18th December 2003 - and we express our thanks to him.

 

Hi, I read by chance an article in your internet paper on the Tasmedals story of 1999 Volume 4 issue 2 … For the sake of historical correctness I refer to the following extract and hope that you can pass it on to the author…

“Harry’s mother had been a former Miss Littler, and two of her nephews, Harry’s first cousins, would also distinguish themselves during the ‘War to end all Wars’! Captain A. C. Littler, D.C.M., D.S.O. of the 12th. Battalion A.I.F., did not survive the early carnage, but the other, Lieutenant B. G. Littler, M.C. evidently did, as his name does not appear on the contemporary casualty lists that I have.”

Only one of these people was Harry’s actual  first cousin.. Captain CA Littler  (who was my grandfather)… The other person mentioned is my Father and CALittler’s son Lieutenant BG Littler. He did indeed survive the war and died in 1967 (although it might be said that he was a first cousin once removed). There was recently a book published on Harry Murray which may be of interest called “Mad Harry”

Cheers, Ian Littler.

 

Additional Research Information

Harry’s mother had been a former Miss Littler and Harry’s cousin Charles Augustus Littler and his cousin's son Burnett Guy Littler, would also distinguish themselves during the ‘War to end all Wars’!  Captain C.A. Littler, D.S.O. did not survive the early carnage and was killed in action 3/9/1916. His body was never recovered and it is probably in the ground at Moquet Farm near Pozieres. He died during an assault on that farm house and there is a reference to his death in Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean's histories of WWI… His name is listed with others in unknown graves on  the memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France.  Lieutenant B. G. Littler, M.C. did return home and his son, Ian Littler of Sydney, recently advised me that  he had passed away in 1967. Another of C.A. Littler’s sons, Geoffrey Ashburner Littler was also on active service, seriously wounded, and returned to Australia 12/11/1916.

It is believed that Harry Murray, Geoff and Charles Littler were at Gallipoli at the same time and may have even met for a chat on the beach.  Recently, it was a great honour  for Ian Littler to attend the dedication of a plaque in memory of C.A. Littler which was unveiled with full military honours in Devonport, Tasmania. Captain C.A. Littler, D.S.O. has now been recognized both for his distinguished service and as the last man to leave the beach at ANZAC cove.

 

 

It is interesting to note that ‘Harry’ Murray is not officially on the Tasmanian list of V.C. winners.

Born on 1st. December 1880, in a cottage at ‘Clareville’, where Launceston Airport now stands, Henry William Murray was the 8th. of nine children born to the wife of a farm labourer, the late Mr. E. K. Murray. The family eventually moved on to a property, ‘Northcote’, near the village of St. Leonards on the outskirts of Launceston, where Harry grew up and was well known as a young man. Harry’s grandparents Kennedy Murray and Ann White had been transported to Australia as convicts so it is evident he came from relatively humble stock.

 

Harry had done his early military training with the Launceston Artillery, which he said, in later years, had provided him with the most excellent training and the skills he needed to survive as a soldier. He served a total of 6 years as a Tasmanian member of the Australian Field Artillery, before moving to Western Australia to find work.

His mother, by then a widow, had moved to Sheffield to live and it is known that Harry came back several times to visit her, other members of his family and circle of friends, during the pre-war years.

Just after the onset of hostilities on September 30th. 1914, at Blackboy Hill in Western Australia, and giving his occupation and age as ‘Bushman -30 years old* - Harry Murray attested and was enlisted as an infantryman and, even if he had done nothing else, he ensured his place in history when he took part in the Gallipoli landing on April 25th. 1915.

He survived the landing unscathed but, like hundreds of others at Anzac Cove, he was eventually wounded twice, once on June 18th. and again on August 8th. - but his actions, under fire, came to the notice of his superiors.

For his gallantry and leadership he was awarded his D.C.M. (London Gazette Aug. 5th. 1915) and promoted to Sergeant.

During this time he had also transferred from the 16th Battalion to the mainly New South Wales 13th. Battalion, 4th. Brigade, 4th. Division and, after recuperating in Egypt from his wounds, he returned to Gallipoli on December 7th. 1915,

and may have been evacuated, with another wound, just prior to the famous withdrawal that occurred a few weeks later.

By January 20th. 1916, Murray had already achieved a full lieutenancy and, by March 1st. he gained further promotion to Captain. Shortly after his arrival in France, during mid-September 1916, it was reported in the ‘London Gazette’ that Captain Murray was again wounded twice, this time in the thigh and back.

In all, he was wounded 5 times during his great adventure, and on his Casualty Form - Active Service B.103 - a notation is said to have declared - ‘Unfit for further service’ - but it didn’t stop Harry, who just ignored it and went back into action.

He had actually turned 36 years old when he won the Victoria Cross, on 4/5th. February 1917, at Stormy Trench which was N.E. of the village of Gueudecourt in France, and the following citation gives an insight to this gallant man’s actions that earned him the right to wear the V.C. with pride.

 

CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery when in command of the right flank company in attack. He led his company to the assault with great skill and courage, and the position was quickly captured. Fighting of a very severe nature followed, and three heavy counter-attacks were beaten back, these successes being due to Captain Murray's wonderful work. Throughout the night his company suffered heavy casualties through concentrated enemy shell fire, and on one occasion gave ground for a short way. This gallant officer rallied his command and saved the situation by sheer valour. He made his presence felt throughout the line, encouraging his men, heading bombing parties, leading bayonet charges, and carrying wounded to places of safety. His magnificent example inspired his men throughout. (London Gazette: 10th March 1917.)

 

When he retired, Harry Murray not only held the V.C., but the C.M.G., D.S.O. and Bar, as well as the D.C.M. and the current campaign awards of the day.

He was mentioned in despatches on 4 occasions - and he also held the high French award, the Croix de Guerre.

It was a public opinion after the First World War that Harry Murray would even be appointed Governor-General - but he prefered to disappear out of the limelight and returned to civilian life. The following extract was obtained from a  family website designed by June Dark.  http://www.jdark.linkt.com.au/

 

"in Tasmania and lived with his mother in the old house, built in 1874, at 33 Erina Street, Launceston. His appointment was terminated on the 9th March 1920. He stayed in Tasmania for about six months before moving to Victoria and on to Queensland. During the war, Mrs. Clarissa Murray lived at Sheffield with her daughter, Hannah, Mrs. Joshua Cocker.

Harry settled at Muckadilla, near Mitchell in Queensland, on a property called “Blairmack”. Harry married Constance Sophia Cameron on the 13th October 1921. He described himself as “up in Queensland, have a small grazing property, 15,000 acres, carrying about 10,000 sheep and am busy training them to march in fours etc.,” and went on to say, “I was born on the 1st December 1884. The nearest Township to my home was Evandale, but Launceston was almost as close and usually I give my native town as Launceston…for I do not truly belong to any village or town, but am a true child of the soil and jolly glad to be back on it.”

The marriage was a failure and the couple separated in 1925. Harry left Queensland to live in New Zealand where he lived with Ellen (Nell) Purdon Cameron, his wife’s niece. A long and bitter divorce was finalised on the 11th November 1927, Harry married Nell at the Registry Office in Auckland.

They returned to Queensland and stayed with Nell’s father, MR. D.J. Cameron, of Landridge, St. George, Queensland while they searched for a property. With the help of friends and relatives, the couple moved to “Glenlyon”, near Richmond, Queensland on the 1st April 1928. Two children were born of this marriage. Douglas Neil, born 1930 and Clementine Helen McArthur, born 1934 (Clem as she prefers to be called was named after a long time friend of her father, Lady Clementine Montgomery, and after her mother’s ancestor, John McArthur." ++ (See References)

During the period between the wars and during the Great Depression, Harry was active in humanitarian affairs - but as usual, even though his work was recognised, he sought no great kudos.

It is also reported, on good authority, that Harry attempted to enlist at the beginning of World War II, - however, it was too hard an ask to squeeze back enough years and he was refused active service - but he tried!

Certain records at my disposal had given conflicting dates regarding Harry Murray’s age, however a copy of his Birth Certificate, held by Mr. C. David von Steiglitz of Evandale, is definite evidence that, like thousands of other Australian volunteers who had wanted to serve, Harry had ‘adjusted’ his age (downwards) to suit the purpose of enlisting - all other essential dates regarding his military service are from verifiable sources.

He wasn’t going to give up trying to serve his country that easily, and eventually received a commission as C.O. of the Alberton-Logan based 26th. Battalion of Queensland, on 21/7/1939 -after stating that he was 55 - but, on 30/11/1942, he was forced to transfer to the V.D.C. when age and several bouts of ill health caught up with him at last. He was also awarded several medals for his WWII service.

Harry was never known to have attended an Anzac Day parade or to have worn all his medals at one time.

His daughter, Clementine Sutherland nee Murray, tells the tale that when she was a small girl she asked her father what the medal with the purple ribbon was for, Harry replied "it was for going and getting an officer a bottle of rum".

In his 86th. year, on 7th. January 1966, Harry Murray, V.C. was a passenger in a car that became involved in an accident - he was unhurt but badly shaken - that evening his gallant old heart decided that this final trauma had been too much to bear and he slipped quickly away without any fuss, as was his way. Lest We Forget!

 

HARRY MURRAY'S SERVICE MEDALS:

 

 

 

2nd award bar DSM

 

VC

CMG

DSO & bar

DCM

1914/15 Star

War Medal 1914/20

Victory Medal

1939/45 War Medal

ASM 39/45

Geo V1 Coronation

QE2 Coronation

Croix de Guerre

 

Harry's son and daughter displaying his medals.

Mr. Douglas Murray and Mrs. Clementine Sutherland.

 

Other Main References.

The Examiner ‘The Great War. The Anzac Tradition.’ Copy of article dated March 1917, (reprinted April 25th. 1989).

‘Tasmania in Focus.’ Southern Cross Television interview featuring local historian Mr. C. David Von Steiglitz. (1998).

Australian War Memorial. AWM on-line Internet site of V.C. winners.(Details extracted Jan.1999)

Mr. C. David von Steiglitz. Personal recollections and documentation. (Jan. 1999).

Ian Littler. The Littler family history. Family Tree: http://www.microbiology.adelaide.edu.au/cthomas/pafg13.htm

 

 

Highly Recommended Internet sites

http://www.jdark.linkt.com.au/williamhenrymurray.html   (Exceptional site - this is a 'must read'!)++

http://www.awm.gov.au/wartime/8/articles/harry_murray.pdf

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-anzac-characters/murray_vc.htm

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/16/1050172650774.html

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/veteran.asp?ServiceID=A&VeteranID=371686

 

Highly Recommended Reading*

'Mad Harry  - Australia's most decorated soldier' -  by George Franki & Clyde Slatyer (2003)

 

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TASMANIAN NUMISMATIST.

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