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Certificate - Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, Bronze Medal Certificate Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1870 Document Reg. No: SH 960990

Bronze medal certificate awarded by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales at the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, for his turret clock, 30 September 1870.
Cream certificate with black, red & gold print in a heavy cream cardboard frame. Each corner is decorated with filigree in gold & black. On the left of the certificate is the obverse of the commemorative medallion struck for the Exhibition, which shows a female figure possibly representing Learning, holding a torch aloft in her right hand and a laurel wreath in her left. She is standing on a platform with four young children at her feet. To her right, one of the children is holding a crook and tending sheep, the other is holding a branch. To her left, one child has a garland of fruit & leaves and the other is gathering wheat sheaves. These are representative of important apsects of NSW economy. The platform has 3 images on its base, representing the arts, agriculture and industry. On the right of the certificate, the reverse of the medallion has a border of laurel leaves and the inscription PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE. The Bronze Medal certificate was awarded to Thomas Gaunt for a Turret Clock. It is dated Sydney, September 30 1870 and is signed by the Secretary.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height), 46.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agricultural societies, awards, exhibitions, exhibitions sydney intercolonial metropolitan 1870
Themes this item is part of: Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Text: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES/1870/METROPOLITAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION/SYDNEY/BRONZE MEDAL/Awarded to Thomas Gaunt/ Melbourne/for Turret Clock/Sydney, NSW/September 30th 1870/Signed Jules Joubert Secretary.
Awarded By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Sep 1870
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 30 Sep 1870
Lithographer: S.T. Leigh & Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1870

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