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Certificate - Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, Bronze Medal Certificate Awarded to Thomas Gaunt, 1873 Document Reg. No: SH 960991

Summary:
Bronze medal certificate awarded by the Agricultural Society of New South Wales at the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, to Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, for a barometer, 1873.
Description:
Certificate mounted in a heavy cream cardboard frame. Central figure of a woman in classical style robes, holding a torch aloft in her right hand and a laurel wreath in her left. She possibly represents Learning. She is standing on a platform with four young children at her feet. To her right, one child is holding a crook and tending to sheep while the other child is holding a branch. To her left, one child has a garland of fruit and leaves and the other is gathering wheat sheaves. These were important aspects of the NSW economy at the time. The platform has three images on its base, representing the arts, agriculture and industry. There is a decorative border, of fine lines. This bronze medal certificate was awarded to Thomas Gaunt for a barometer at the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney, 1873.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 51.00 cm (Height), 40.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agricultural societies, awards, exhibitions, exhibitions sydney intercolonial metropolitan 1873
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/METROPOLITAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION, SYDNEY, 1873/Bronze Medal/Awarded to Thomas Gaunt Section VI/Class 524/Barometer.
Awarded By: Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1873
Awarded To: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1873
Lithographer: S.T. Leigh & Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1873

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