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Newspaper Cutting - Medal Award, G. Hooper, The Leader, Melbourne, 25 Aug 1868 Document Reg. No: SH 960811

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Single page, printed on both sides, of The Leader, Tuesday, 25 August 1868. The Leader was a bi-weekly Journal published in Tasmania, price 1 penny. At top of column three, on one side is a paragraph 'Medal awarded Inter- Colonial Exhibition Melbourne 1867-8'. This is an advertisement for G. Hooper, wood & ivory turner, Hobart Town.

G. Hooper was one of four exhibitors from Tasmania who were awarded medals in the Timber category at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, 1866-67, being awarded his medal for examples of polished muskwood root. Lists of exhibitors and their respective awards were published in many of the major newspapers in February 1867 (Argus Supplement, Thursday, 14 February 1867, p.1). At the close of the exhibition, the exhibits from the Tasmanian Court, which were directed by their various owners to be sold in Victoria presumably to avoid the costs associated with transporting them back to Tasmania, were auctioned through Melbourne firm Gemmell, Tuckett & Co. Among the items listed for auction was 'fancy cabinet work' by G. Hooper (Mercury, Saturday, 23 March 1867, p.2).
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Single page, printed on both sides, of The Leader, Tuesday, 25 August 1868. The Leader was a bi-weekly Journal published in Tasmania, price 1 penny. At top of column three, on one side is a paragraph 'Medal awarded Inter- Colonial Exhibition Melbourne 1867-8'. This is an advertisement for G. Hooper, wood & ivory turner, Hobart Town.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44.30 cm (Height), 27.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, newspapers, exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition 1866
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Obverse, top: THE LEADER, AUGUST 25, 1868. [Extensive text...]
Place & Date Made: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1868
Date Used: 1868 or later

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