The Charlotte Medal

On public display for the first time in over 20 years the celebrated Charlotte Medal is one of the few objects still in existence from the voyage of First Fleet.   Convict Thomas Barrett engraved the 74 mm silver Charlotte Medal on board the transport ship Charlotte when it was anchored in Botany Bay in January 1788. Along with the rest of the fleet Charlotte was awaiting Governor Phillip’s decision to sail north to strike the first European settlement at Port Jackson.

On public display for the first time in over 20 years the celebrated Charlotte Medal is one of the few objects still in existence from the voyage of First Fleet. Convict Thomas Barrett engraved the 74 mm silver Charlotte Medal on board the transport ship Charlotte when it was anchored in Botany Bay in January 1788. Along with the rest of the fleet Charlotte was awaiting Governor Phillip’s decision to sail north to strike the first European settlement at Port Jackson.

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  1. Could you tell me if the moon on the Charlotte medal has a man in the moon face? I am researching Thomas Barrett and would like to know this detail.

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