Acknowledgements 1 Explanation of terms and abbreviations 4 Imperial Decorations and Gallantry Awards 61 Australian Gallantry Awards 86 Early Campaign Medals 109 World War I Medals and Awards 145 General Service Medals Post 1915 150 World War II Medals and Awards 193 Post 1945 Campaign Medals Issued 222 United Nations Medals 240 Miscellaneous Medals 248 Jubilee and Coronation Medals 256 Medals and Awards of Papa New Guinea 265 Long and Meritorious Service Medals 289 Current Australian Long Service Medals 297 Citations, Commendations and Other Tri-Service Awards 301 State Awards 303 Police 320 Fire Brigade 333 Ambulance 336 Prison and Corrective Services 340 Emergency Services 344 Appendix 347 Bibliography 350 Index
Clive Johnson, has a background in antiques and military collectables specializing in honours and awards having spent the past 40 years learning and researching this vastly popular and highly versatile field.
This book is a must have for anyone with an interest in Australia's Honours and awards. The author takes the reader quickly through a generic piece about medals and commendations their parts and how to identify forgeries. The rest of the book gives great detail about the full range of awards that have been created and awarded to both Civilian, Emergency Service and Military personnel including Medals and Commendations. It lists the the number that have been awarded, some notable recipients and an approximate value of the medal - as of 2007. A great companion book to any Military or Australian history collection - Customer Review