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Award Medal of the Royal Society of Western Australia (1924 - )

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1924
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Western Australia
  • Kelvin Medal

Summary

The Medal of the Royal Society of Western Australia recognises outstanding work in science relating to Western Australia and was inaugurated in 1924 to mark the centenary of the birth of Lord Kelvin. It is sometimes referred to as the Kelvin Medal (the obverse carries an image of Lord Kelvin) or the Society's Gold Medal, the first three having been struck in gold. The Medal is awarded approximately every four year, although more than one Medal may be awarded at one time. The recipient is invited to present a lecture to the Society.

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  • Anon, 'Society's Gold Medal - its institution and first award (to Dr. W. J. Hancock)', Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 10 (1924), xvii-xix. Details
  • Bevan, A. W. R., 'History and roles of the Royal Society of Western Australia', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 97 (2014), 1-12. Details
  • Withers, P. C., 'A brief history of the journals, crests, medal and seal of the Royal Society of Western Australia and previous societies, 1897 - 1997', Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 81 (1998), 1-4. Details

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