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Medal - Parramatta Juvenile Industrial Exhibition Prize, New South Wales, Australia, 1883 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20548

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Parramatta
Medal - Parramatta Juvenile Industrial Exhibition Prize 1883 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Spring, H.
Other Details: A silver prize medal awarded to H. Spring at the 1883 Parramatta Juvenile Industrial Exhibition. The exhibition opened on 19 December at Parrramatta Park, Sydney and ran for two weeks. The Exhibition patron was Lord Augustus Loftus, Governor of New South Wales. Intended to encourage public education, the exhibition was opend to several classes of exhibitors based on age: under 13, under 15, under 18, under 21, apprentices of any age and 'improvers' to the age of 23. Non-competing exhibitors of any age coudl also enter, but they were charged for exhibition space. Exhibitors could sell their works. The exhibits were divided into 22 categories, including writing and drawing, leatherwork, metalwork, cookery, natural science collections, carpentry, needlework, stonemasonry, printing and binding, instruments, boat-making and wheelwrights' work. The work was assessed by judging panels and medals awarded in silver and bronze. Certificates of merit were also awarded.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A silver prize medal (30 mm diameter) depicting a young child on one knee reaching with right hand for Victor's wreath which hangs in the sky above, and holding open book with left hand. In front of the child is a house and tools of industry, in the sky behind, the Southern Cross The reverse offers a descriptive legend withing a floral wreath and is engraved with the winners name, H. Spring
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 15.70 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: education, exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1883 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, a young child on one knee facing left, reaching with right hand for Victor's wreath which hangs in the sky above, and holding open book with left hand. In front of the child is a house and tools of industry, in the sky behind, the Southern Cross. In exergue LUX, PRIMA, DETUR/ LABORI (translated by Carlisle - Let the dawn be devoted to toil)
Reverse Description: Within a floral wreath joined at a rose of the bottom, PARRAMATTA / JUVENILE & /1 883 /INDUSTRIAL / EXHIBITION; Engraved across the top AWARDED TO H.SPRING
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
LUX, PRIMA, DETUR / LABORI Child, kneeling, amidst exhibits, waiting to recieve laurel wreath (obverse)
PARRAMATTA / JUVENILE & / 1883 / INDUSTRIAL / EXHIBITION; Engraved across the top AWARDED TO H.SPRING; Wreath (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Parramatta Juvenile Industrial Exhibition Committee, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1883
Awarded To: H Spring, 1883
Place & Date of Event: Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1883
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car.1883/2
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Exhibition: 1879 Intercolonial Juvenile Industrial, Melbourne, Regulations for the Guidance of Exhibitors, Table of Classification, and Schedule of Prizes

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