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Medal - Horsham & Wimmera District Pastoral & Agricultural Society, Silver Prize, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875 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
|Dimensions:||45 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||57.85 g (Weight)|
|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|
|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|
|Edge Description:||FIRST PRIZE, COLONIAL WINE|
|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|
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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