Item 0756 - Honorary Freeman of the City of Melbourne

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-0756

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Honorary Freeman of the City of Melbourne

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  • 19 October 1990 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 14/12/11

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Award naming Mr Mandela as an Honorary Freeman of the City of Melbourne, Australia

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Cream coloured certificate folded inside maroon banner/folder with gold fringe on the bottom and gold rope attached to the top for hanging. Certificate has a painted floral design along the bottom and a floral design along the top border, with the seal of the City of Melbourne (2 lions). Certificate text, in black, yellow, red, and blue, reads:
City of Melbourne
At a special meeting of the Council of this City held on the 19th day of October, 1990, the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Councillor Richard Wynne, in the Chair,
Resolved
That this Council, in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the struggle to abolish apartheid and achieve democracy in South Africa and as a manifestation of the regard he has thereby earned from the community at large and the citizens of the City of Melbourne in particular,
hereby
pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of the City of Melbourne Local Law 1990, admits the
Distinguished Personage of
Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to the distinction of
Honorary Freeman of the City of Melbourne
Signed on behalf of the City of Melbourne
Lord Mayor (signed)
Chief Executive Officer (signed)

Taken out of banner for preservation

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0488

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