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Date Instituted

1869

Campaign

First and Second Maori Wars 1845-47 and 1860-66

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria and the legend `VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:

Reverse

In the centre surround by laurel wreath the date or dates of service. Above  the words “NEW ZEALAND” and below “VIRTUTIS HONOR”

Size

36 mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Naming is usually done in impressed Roman capitals to both the army and navy while engraving is seen on those awarded to local militia units.

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued

4400

Comments

The medals for these two campaigns are the same except for the date or dates on the reverses. Only the surviving veterans of the Maori Wars were issued with this medal.

NEW ZEALAND MEDAL