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[Medal] Presented as a mark of esteem to C. De Boos, J.P., Gold Fields Warden from Chinese Miners in the district of Braidwood, 1881

'In 1874 [De Boos] was appointed a police magistrate and mining warden...The Chinamen in the Braidwood district subscribed a piece of gold each, from which was designed and presented to him, a Chinese medal. Armed with this "passport" it would have been possible for him to have travelled all over China without molestation.'