SLNSW-Item 0019: Ricketty Dick [bronze medal], 1873-nvgPV251
Item 0019: Ricketty Dick [bronze medal], 1873
Full title: Item 0019: Ricketty Dick [bronze medal], 1873
Call Numbers: SAFE/DN/M 19
Record Identifier: nvgPV251
Contents: 1 medal - diameter 22 mm - bronze
Forms part of Series 03 Part 01: Sir William Dixson medal collection : Australia : commemorative medals.
"The Aboriginal whose head is depicted on this medal and others struck, both in Australia and overseas in the later part of the 19th century, was known as Ricketty Dick. This Australian native was born about 1798 and died in June 1863. He was well known to people who travelled along the New South Head Road on their way to Watsons Bay. He camped on a dry patch of ground in the swamps of Rose Bay ... In his later years ... was looked after by W.C. Wentworth." -- Quoted from: Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788 / L.J. Carlisle. Sydney : B & C Press, 1983, p.13.
Digital order no:Album ID : 823694
Ricketty Dick. Bronze. 1873.
SAFE/DN/M 19 - Condition Very Fine. MD 329.