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

Summary:
Bronze medal certificate dated 30 September 1870, awarded by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, for his display of a turret clock at the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition. The clock was made for St Augustine's Catholic Church in Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Description:
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 aspects 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
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
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

Comments

Ray Brown Posted on 12 Feb 2015 9:10 PM
The clock was originally intended for St Augustine's Catholic Church in Bourke Street.

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