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Medal - Yorke Peninsula Agricultural Horticultural & Floricultural Society Silver Prize, South Australia, Australia, 1886 Reg. No: NU 20483
- Australia South Australia
Medal - Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural Horticultural and Floricultural Society Silver Prize1886 (AD)
Mint: Uncertain, dies by Altmann, E.A.
Awarded to: T. Horwood & Co.
Other Details: - Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society silver prize medal awarded as first prize for a 'family waggonette' at the Kadina Show in 1886. The Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society was one of many agricultural societies established in the middle to later nineteenth century to encourage the development of agricultural practices, improve yields, exhibit new technologies and reward technical skills such as ploughing and handcrafts. These societies generally held annual shows and competitions. The Yorke Peninsula separates Spencer and St Vincent Gulfs in South Australia. It was originally named Yorkes Peninsula by Matthew Flinders, after the Right Honourable Charles Philip Yorke, but was re-named about 1940 in accordance with the practice recommended by the International Cartographic Society. The Yorke/s Peninsula developed into one of the richest grain-producing areas for Australia.
- A silver prize medal (50 mm diameter) featuring a horse, bull sheep, wheat sheaf and farming tools within a border of grape vine together with details of the winner.
|Dimensions:||49 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||61.08 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||agricultural shows, agriculture|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural & Floricultural Society, Kadina, South Australia, Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint|
|Tertiary Classification:||agricultural prizes|
|Series:||Australian Agricultural Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Olive wreath; around, THE YORKES PENINSULA A.H. & F. SOCIETY S. AUSTRALIA engraved within. Awarded to T Horwood & Co. First Prize for Family Waggonette KADINA 1886 (the word KADINA is struck onto the medal)|
|Reverse Description:||Rural image of featuring a horse, bull sheep, wheat sheaf and farming tools within a border of grape vine; in exergue, much missing due to damaged die, E[. AL]TMAN M[ELBOURNE]|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: THE YORKES PENINSULA A.H. & F. SOCIETY S. AUSTRALIA Awarded to T Horwood & Co. First Prize for Family Waggonette KADINA 1886 (obverse)
Reverse: E[. AL]TMAN M[ELBOURNE] breaking of the die in the exergue panel covering much of lettering
|Issued By:||Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society, Kadina, South Australia, Australia, 1886|
|Mint:||Melbourne (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Altmann employed the Melbourne Mint for many of his medal productions - this case requires confirmation.
|Awarded To:||T. Horwood & Co., Kadina, South Australia, Australia, 1886|
This item is part of the following themes:
- Public Life & Institutions Collection
- Sustainable Futures Collection
- Transport Collection
- Yorkes Peninsula Agricultural, Horticultural & Floricultural Society, Kadina, South Australia
- Ernst August Altmann, Jeweller & Engraver (circa 1850-1920)
- Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia
- Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint
- Closure of Melbourne Mint
- Melbourne Mint during World War II
- Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872
- Melbourne Mint