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Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral & Agricultural Society Prize, Queensland, Australia, circa 1890 Reg. No: NU 20745
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Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: F.B. & R. dies by R.C.
Other Details: Ludwig Leichhardt discovered the Peak Range and the Peak Downs area of Queensland in 1844-45. Rapid growth of the inland sheep and cattle industries and the discovery of gold in Clermont and Copperfield saw the demand for a railroad from Rockhampton to the west. On Friday 24 November 1884, a meeting was held at Capella with a view to the establishment of the Peak Downs region.
- An unissued bronze prize medal (46 mm diameter) featuring a rural image of a horse, bull, ram and ewe together with a wreath of fruits and wheat arching above a farm-yard scene.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||46 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||47.87 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agricultural shows, agriculture, bulls, farm animals, horses, sheep|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Peak Downs Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Queensland|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1890 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At centre, a rural image of a horse, bull, ram and ewe; around above, PEAK DOWNS PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY; RCF in the field; at centre btm: F B & R|
|Reverse Description:||A wreath of fruits and wheat arching above a farm-yard scene F.B. &. R. at centre top;|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: PEAK DOWNS PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ; RCF in the field; at centre: F B & R
Reverse: F.B. &. R. at centre top
|Issued By:||Peak Downs Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Peak Downs, Queensland, Australia, circa 1890
Artist's Initials: R.C. & F.B. & R.
|References:||Not listed by Chitty in the 1920 catalogue|
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