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Medal - Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association, Silver Prize, Queensland, Australia, 1882 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20734

Summary:
Australia Queensland Towers
Medal - Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association Silver Prize1882 (AD)
Mint: not recorded, Artist: R.C.
Awarded to: Deane & Woonburn's
Other Details: Awarded to Deane & Woonburn's by the Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association for the best Draught Stallion bred north of Rockhampton. The stallion's name was Monarch. The Towers Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Association organizes the annual Charters Towers Show. Show events include animal contests. Charters Towers is located in the north region of Queensland, 130 km south-west of Townsville. It developed as a mining town from 1872, and in the late nineteenth century was the second largest town in Queensland.
Description:
An silver prize medal (45 mm diameter) featuring farm animals:horse, cow, bull, rooster, sheep, pig and dog in the foreground, and mining operations: a crusher and man emptying ore, in the backgound together with the name of the society and details of the winner on the reverse within a tropical horticultural wreath engrave on a central shield above a plough and below a rising sun.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 57.57 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, draught horses, mining
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association, Charters Towers, Queensland
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Australian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: 1882 AD
Obverse Description: In the foreground a grouping of farm animals: horse, cow, bull, rooster, sheep, pig and dog, and in the backgound, mining operations: a crusher and man emptying ore,in the backgound. the artist's initials, R.C. below the start of the mining ramp.
Reverse Description: Around tropical plant wreath ,TOWERS PASTORAL AGRCULTURAL & MINING/. ASSOCIATION. Engraved on shield within wreath; AWARDED TO / DEANE & WOODBURN'S / "MONARCH" for best / Draught Stallion / bred north of / Rockhampton. / June 1882
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: R.C in the field;
Reverse: TOWERS PASTORAL AGRCULTURAL & MINING . ASSOCIATION . AWARDED TO DEANE & WOODBURN'S "MONARCH" for best Draught Stallion bred north of Rockhampton. June 1882
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association, Queensland, Australia, 1882
Awarded To: Deane & Woodburn, Queensland, Australia, 1882

Comments

Laurel Beale Posted on 23 May 2010 9:52 AM
I have an old collection of coins etc and have an 1898 Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association awarded to WM Bolland (my Great GrandFather) for
Thoroughbred Stallion Roebuck.
Could you shed some light on this for me please? Any available story and its collectable value?
Thank you very much.
Laurel Beale
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 May 2010 1:23 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Laurel. The link at top right under 'Themes' to our narrative on Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association can give you some background information. For details about the medal, the association itself should hold records about it. Contact details can be found at http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=15021

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