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Medal - Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association, Bronze Prize, Queensland, Australia, 1882 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20735

Summary:
Australia Queensland Towers
Medal - Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association Bronze Prize1882 (AD)
Mint: not recorded, Artist: R.C.
Awarded to: W.C. Bury
Other Details: Bronze prize medal awarded to W.C. Bury in 1882 by the Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association for the best collection of plants in flower. 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 bronze 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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 46.45 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, 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 / W.C. BURY / for best collection / of plants in flower / May 1882
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: R.C in the field;
Reverse: TOWERS PASTORAL AGRCULTURAL & MINING . ASSOCIATION . AWARDED TO W.C. BURY for best collection of plants in flower May 1882
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Towers Pastoral Agricultural & Mining Association, Queensland, Australia, 1882
Awarded To: W. Bury, Queensland, Australia, 1882

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sallie bell Posted on 14 Jun 2010 3:57 AM
Are these medals for sle?
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Jun 2010 3:12 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Sallie. As we are a museum, our collection is owned by the people of the State of Victoria and we don't sell our objects.

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