History Redcliffe has commissioned ten solid silver medallions to be released, one per annum, in the lead up to the 200th Anniversary of the first European settlement at Redcliffe in Moreton Bay; a small settlement that would eventually lead to the establishment of the State of Queensland.
Produced by the Royal Perth Mint, these medallions are 99.9% pure silver, 32mm in diameter and come in an attractive Presentation Box.
These medallions will have a limited release of up to 250 and will each reflect the history of the Redcliffe Peninsula with an appropriate emblem.
The individual medallions will not be numbered but each medallion will be issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
These commemorative medallions have been produced with the generous assistance of the Regional Arts Development Fund.
Medallion 01: 2015 Brig Amity
Features the Brig Amity, the ship that brought the first convict party to the Moreton Bay settlement at Redcliffe in September 1824.
Medallion 02: 2016 Red Cliffs
Features the iconic red cliffs of Redcliffe Point, named by Matthew Flinders in 1799.
Medallion 03: 2017 Redcliffe Jetty – 1922
Features the second Redcliffe Jetty with its halfway house.
Medallion 04: 2018 SS Koopa 1911
Features the popular steamship, Koopa, which brought many holiday-makers and daytrippers to Redcliffe. It was requisitioned for naval service during the Second World War before then returning to its regular duties as a pleasure cruiser.
Medallion 05: 2019 Anzac Memorial Avenue 1925
Features historic Anzac Avenue. This heritage-listed road was proposed by Thomas James Rothwell as a memorial to the Anzacs of the First World War.
Medallion 07: 2021 Redcliffe Coat of Arms 1959-2008
Features the Coat of Arms from the City of Redcliffe when city status was obtained in 1959. It marks Redcliffe’s status as the site of the first colonial settlement in Queensland.