This wax model is based on a specimen grown and presented to the museum by the Horticultural Society of Victoria, 1880. The model was made in the museum. The model maker was not recorded.

This variety is one of eight that were raised from seedling by Robert Whatmough, Greensborough and exhibited for the first time at the Horticultural Society in 1876. This variety is named after Sir Redmond Barry, This variety of Crab Apple was named after Redmond Barry when he judged it for the first time in 1876. Sir Redmond Barry was actively involved in the development of Melbourne's major cultural and educational institutions; he is also remembered as the judge who presided over the acquittal of the Eureka rebels and who sentenced Ned Kelly to death. Redmond Barry died in 1880.

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