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Medal - Bordeaux Universal Exhibition Progress Award, Societe Philomathique de Bordeaux, France, 1882 Reg. No: NU 20275
- France Bordeaux Australia Great Western
Medal - Bordeaux Universal Exhibition Progress Award1882 (AD)
Mint: Massonnet, Paris
Awarded to: Trouette and Blampied, St Peter's Vineyard
Bordeaux Universal Exhibition Progress award, presented to Trouette and Blampied, St. Peter's Vineyard, for wine. It was minted in Paris.
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 bronze prize medal (67 mm diameter) awarded to Trouette & Blampied of St. Peter's vineyard Great Western for their wine entry. The medal features a turreted-crowned Shield of Bordeaux on a lion reclining left head facing with branches of oak and olive on right and grapes on left together with details of the award.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||67 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Weight > 100g|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions, wine, immigration, bessannet sam griin|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Migration Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||French Exhibition Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Arms of Bordeaux on lion; below, FONDEE EN 1808; AROUND, SOCIETE PHILOMATHIQUE DE BORDEAUX; in small letters, MASSONNET EDIT, PARIS|
|Reverse Description:||At centre, EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLES DES VINS . 1882 . MEDAILLE DE PROGRESS engraved,Trouette & Blampeid / St. Peters Vineyard; around, XIIIE EXPOSITION GENERALE|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: FONDEE EN 1808; AROUND, SOCIETE PHILOMATHIQUE DE BORDEAUX; in small letters, MASSONNET EDIT, PARIS
Reverse: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLES DES VINS . 1882 . MEDAILLE DE PROGRESS engraved,Trouette & Blampeid /St. Peters Vineyard; around, XIII EXPOSITION GENERALE
|Issued By:||Societe Philomathique de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 1882|
|Mint:||Francis Massonnet, Paris, France, 1882|
|Awarded To:||Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1882
This was the top prize that Australian entrants could win.
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.