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Medal - South Street Competitions, Ballarat, Australia, 1905 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35500

Summary:
A gold cross-shaped prize medal from the Ballarat South Street Comptetitions. It was awarded in 1905 to James Anderson as champion of aggregate elocution. James Anderson became a professional elocutionist. He married another elocutionist, Gertrude Lewis. They lived and taught elocution in Adelaide.
Description:
A gold cross shaped medal inscribed on the front with the winners initials and on the back with details.
Acquisition Information:
Tax Donation from Ms Rae Anderson, 1990
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Height), 29 mm (Width)
Weight: 7.78 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: elocution, south street competition ballarat, speaking, speaking competitions
Themes this item is part of: James Anderson, Professional Elocutionist, (circa 1880s-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: elocution prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1905 AD
Obverse Description: Inscribed within central circle JA; cross arms incised with floral design
Reverse Description: Inscribed: SOUTH ST. COMPETITIONS / 1905 / BALLARAT / CHAMPION AGGRIGATE ELOCUTION / WON BY / JAS. ANDERSON
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: JA
Reverse: SOUTH ST. COMPETITIONS 1905 BALLARAT CHAMPION AGGRIGATE ELOCUTION WON BY JAS. ANDERSON
Shape: Cross & loop
Material: Gold
Issued By: Australia
Awarded To: Mr James Anderson, Australia, 1905

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