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Military Resources: Medals

This State Library of South Australia guide to military related information includes medals, militia and Australian involvement in conflicts. The emphasis is on South Australian resources.


This is a select list of readily available publications held in the Library which provide background information on military medals.

These resources are only available for use onsite. However, if you are unable to come into the Library you can use our Ask Us service. The Ask Us service enables you to submit questions to our librarians who will attempt to provide you with helpful information. The basic research service is free although there are charges for copying.

Useful websites

Australian Vietnam War Medals

Pictorial Resources

Search our catalogue for images of medal presentations.

Suggested subject headings include

Australia. Army - medals decorations badges etc

Military decorations or medals (limit your search to pictorial)

Search the library catalogue

There is more material available at the Library than is listed here. You can search for additional items on the catalogue using the search box on this page, in the top right hand corner underneath the orange tabs.

Suggested subject headings are

Victory Medal 1919

British Imperial Campaign Medal.
To qualify for the Victory medal men had to be mobilised and have entered a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Women qualified for the Victory medal for service in nursing homes and auxiliary forces.

Conserving Medals