File F3804 - Spencer Routh Medals

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Spencer Routh Medals


  • 1949-2010. (Creation)

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6 medals ; sizes vary.

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Dr Spencer Routh OAM was appointed the first Reference Librarian at the University of Queensland in 1959. He has been a Queensland contributor to the Australian Dictionary of Biography since 1975. The Lilley, Ryan, and Byrnes medals were awarded for academic excellence within the Queensland system of public examinations. Spencer Routh was convenor of the Queensland Working Party for the preparation of Australia 1788-1988. [A Bicentennial History (Reference)].

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Previously titled: Medals, 1949-2010 [realia]

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Six medals awarded to Spencer Routh for his academic achievements. They are: Who’s Who Keyring, 2008. -- TJ Ryan Memorial Medal, [engraved] 1949, 28 mm diameter. -- Lilley Memorial Medal, [engraved], 1949, 16 mm diameter. -- Byrnes Memorial Medal, [engraved], 33 mm diameter. -- Australian Dictionary of Biography Medal, [engraved], 2000, 63 mm diameter. -- University of Queensland Centenary Commemorative Medallion, 2010, 60 mm diameter.

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  • English

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Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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