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Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral & Agricultural Society Prize, Queensland, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20746

Summary:
Australia Queensladn Peak Downs
Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: F.B. & R. dies by R.C.
Not issued
Other Details: Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize, manufactured around 1890. Peak Downs is located in Queensland's Central Highlands, 320 km west of both Mackay and Rockhampton. Ludwig Leichhardt identified 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. In 1884 a meeting at Capella considered the establishment of the Peak Downs region. Coal mining, farming and grazing became the economic basis for the district. These activities were supported by organisations such as the Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society, which only six or so years later issued this prize medal.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 47.74 g (Weight)

More information

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
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
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;
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: PEAK DOWNS PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ; RCF in the field; at centre: F B & R
Reverse: F.B. &. R. at centre top
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Peak Downs Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Peak Downs, Queensland, Australia, circa 1890

Artist's Initials: R.C. & F.B. & R.

Comments

gaye buchanan Posted on 27 Oct 2011 10:24 PM
We have one of these medals and it was for second prize best stallion, George Fairbairn medal. Are there many in existence?

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