Pencil with miniature Victoria Cross
The Hall of Valour honours the ninety-seven Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest award for bravery in time of war. Recently refurbished, the Hall of Valour displays one of the largest collections of Victoria Crosses in the world.
Marked with the words "Hall of Valour" and a Memorial logo, this pencil is topped with a miniature reproduction of the Victoria Cross.
(The metal used in all Victoria Crosses is taken from the guns captured from the Russians at Sebastopol during the Crimean War of 1854-56.)