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Medal - Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative, Victoria, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35091

Medal - Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative 1886 (AD)
Australian Natives' Association 1871
Mint: Stokes & Martin

Other Details: This medal was produced as a memento of the Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition. The reverse commemorates the foundation of the Australian Natives' Association in 1871. Juvenile industrial exhibitions were held to to encourage young people to compete in 'works of industry and usefulness', to impress the dignity and honour of labour, to nurture those in the trades, to show handiwork, to share ideas, to develop the idea of 'useful employment' in leisure hours and to create a 'taste for the fine arts and ornamental works, so as to make the home attractive' (Official Record, Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat, 1890).

The Australian Natives' Association was a Friendly Society which provided benefits to its Australian-born members. It was a staunch supporter of trade protection and immigration restriction, and Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member.
A gilt bronze medal (22 mm diameter) featuring a gear-wheel and an Australian Coat of Arms.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.40 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Australian Natives Association (ANA), Melbourne, Victoria, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: exhibitions
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a gear-wheel; around, BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL within wheel, EXHIBITION 1886
Reverse Description: Australian Coat of Arms with kangaroo and emu supporters, below, 1871, around, AUSTRALIAN NATIVES ASSOCIATION
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Mint: Stokes & Martin, 1886
Organisation Named: Australian Natives' Association (ANA), Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1886

Date gives, 1871, was the date of the foundation of the ANA.

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