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Medal - National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Reg. No: NU 33169
The National Agricultural Society of Victoria Silver Prize 1887 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Whyte, R.H.
Other Details: Medal awarded to R.H. Whyte by the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (now known as Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) for his model of a Lorry. The Society was formed in 1870 from the Port Phillip Farmers' Society. Farmers' societies were formed with the intention of improving agricultural practices to meet the needs of a steadily increasing Australian population. The newly formed National Agricultural Society of Victoria set up a new show site at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne. The show moved to Ascot Vale in 1882, where shows are held to this day.
- A silver prize medal (32 mm diameter with loop and ring at top) manufactured by engraving. It features an engraved lorry cartand details of the society and award around an engraved wreath.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||32 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||16.52 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height with loop extended 44 mm|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, modelmaking, pearce|
|Themes this item is part of:||George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Prize Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Engraved around an engraved wreath, THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA; engraved within wreath, AWARDED TO / R.H. Whyte / Age 18 Years / OF NORTH MELBOURNE / as / SPECIAL PRIZE / FOR / MODEL OF LORRY / 1887|
|Reverse Description:||Engraved lorry designed to be drawn by horse|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA AWARDED TO R.H. Whyte Age 18 Years OF NORTH MELBOURNE as SPECIAL PRIZE FOR MODEL OF LORRY 1887|
|Issued By:||National Agricultural Society of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1887|
|Awarded To:||Mr. R Whyte, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887|