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Medal - Victorian Grand National Exhibition, Gold Prize, Ballaarat, Victoria, Australia, 1868 Reg. No: NU 20192
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Medal - Victorian Grand National Exhibition Gold Prize 1868 (AD)
Awarded to: Jean Pierre Trouette
Victorian Grand National Exhibition gold prize medal, awarded to Jean Pierre Trouette as first prize for a red wine, 1867 vintage.
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 gold prize medal (36 mm diameter with loop and single ring) manufactured by engraving a gold disc with details of the exhibition and prize and mounting it in a yellow-gold ring.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||37 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||13.19 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||with loop and ring extended max height 41.5 mm. Weight excludes yellow string.|
|Tagged with:||agricultural shows, agriculture, exhibitions, gold, wine, immigration, viticulture winemaking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Migration Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition prizes|
|Series:||Victorian Agricultural Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Engraved: Victorian / GRAND NATIONAL / Exhibition / BALLAARAT / 22d & 23d October / 1868.|
|Reverse Description:||Engraved: 1ST PRIZE / RED WINE / Vintage 1867. / AWARDED TO / Jean Pierre Trouette|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: Victorian / GRAND NATIONAL / Exhibition / BALLAARAT / 22d & 23d October / 1868.
Reverse: 1ST PRIZE / RED WINE / Vintage 1867. / AWARDED TO / Jean Pierre Trouette
|Issued By:||Ballarat, Victoria, Australia|
|Awarded To:||Mr. Jean Trouette - Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Victoria, Australia, 1867|
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.