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Medal - Geelong Industrial & Juvenile Exhibition Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35652

Medal awarded to Mrs Flatow of Hotham, Victoria for her design employing seaweed and shells at the Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition. 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).
Silver prize medal (35 mm diameter) of the exhibition awarded to Mrs Flatlow for a design with seaweed and shells. It features the Geelong shield which is quartered: sheep, wheat, wine, and ship
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 31.74 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: J.V. (Annie) Flatow, Artist & Naturalist (1833-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1879-1880 AD
Obverse Description: Geelong Coat of Arms featuring in quarters of shield: sheep, wheat, wine, and ship; motto, BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS; below, ALTMANN.
Reverse Description: Around on broad rim, . GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879-80 . at centre, AWARDED TO / Mrs. J. Flatlow / Hotham / IDESIGN / Seaweed & Shells
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS; below, ALTMANN.
Reverse: GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879-80 AWARDED TO, inscribed, Mrs. J. Flatlow / Hotham / IDESIGN / Seaweed & Shells
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1879-1880
Awarded To: Mrs J. Flatow, Hotham (North Melbourne), Victoria, Australia, 1879-1880

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