Australia Victoria Bendigo
Medal - Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition Commemorative 1886 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was produced as a memento of the Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition. Juvenile industrial exhibitions were held to to encourage young people to compete in 'works of industry and usefulness', to impress the dignity and honour of labour, to nurture those in the trades, to show handiwork, to share ideas, to develop the idea of 'useful employment' in leisure hours and to create a 'taste for the fine arts and ornamental works, so as to make the home attractive' (Official Record, Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition, Ballarat, 1890).
A gilt medal (31 mm diameter) featuring a view of the Bendigo (Sandhurst) Town Hall and commemorating the Bendigo Exhibition of 1886. It is holed and may have been sold with a ribbon and pin so that it could be worn.
At centre within broad rim decorated with ornate zigzag pattern, a view of the Bendigo Town Hall with a flag flying; around above, TOWN HALL SANDHURST
Around an olive wreath, BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION 1886
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: TOWN HALL SANDHURST Reverse: BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION 1886
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.84 g (Weight)
Round with hole