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Medal - Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20279

Australia Victoria Horsham
Medal - Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society Silver Prize c. 1875 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Trouette and Blampied

Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society silver prize medal awarded to Trouette and Blampied for 'Colonial Wine' around 1875. The Society supported the development of farming practices and community relationships in the Wimmera region.

French immigrants Jean-Pierre Trouette, his wife Anne Marie Blampied and her brother Emile settled in the Grampians in 1858. Jean-Pierre and his brother-in-law Emile were the first to plant grape vines at Great Western, in 1863. They were eventually awarded numerous medals for their wines. Jean-Pierre was dedicated to the establishment of the local wine industry, and also served as a councillor in Stawell. He died in 1885.
A silver prize medal (45 mm diameter) awarded to Trouette & Blampied of St. Peter's vineyard Great Western for their wine entry. The medal features a rural scene with bull and horse facing right and sheep facing left surrounded by grape vine, plough etc. together with details of the award.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 57.85 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, agriculture, wine, immigration, viticulture winemaking
Themes this item is part of: Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Migration Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: agricultural prizes
Series: Victorian Agricultural Medals
DateEra: circa 1875 AD
Obverse Description: Agricultural scene featuring horse, cow, sheep, plough, grape vine etc. on exergue line in small letters, STOKES & MARTIN MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: At centre within wreath of fruit & wheat, engraved,Trouette & Blampied; around, HORSHAM & WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Victoria, Australia
References: Richard Cornish, 'Throw a langoustine on the barbie', in The Age, July 8, 2008, http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/throw-a-langoustine-on-the-barbie-20100217-o9ze.html, accessed 27/7/2010.
Grampians Information Page http://www.warrnamboolcam.com/graminfo.htm, accesed 27/7/2010.
Arthur Kuehne, Grapes and Gold, reproduced at http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/places/show_history/105090, accessed 27./7/2010.

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