Australia Queensladn Peak Downs
Medal - Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: F.B. & R. dies by R.C.
Other Details: Ludwig Leichhardt discovered the Peak Range and the Peak Downs area of Queensland in 1844-45. Rapid growth of the inland sheep and cattle industries and the discovery of gold in Clermont and Copperfield saw the demand for a railroad from Rockhampton to the west. On Friday 24 November 1884, a meeting was held at Capella with a view to the establishment of the Peak Downs region.
An unissued bronze prize medal (46 mm diameter) featuring a rural image of a horse, bull, ram and ewe together with a wreath of fruits and wheat arching above a farm-yard scene.
At centre, a rural image of a horse, bull, ram and ewe; around above, PEAK DOWNS PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY; RCF in the field; at centre btm: F B & R
A wreath of fruits and wheat arching above a farm-yard scene F.B. &. R. at centre top;
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 1890 AD
Obverse: PEAK DOWNS PASTORAL & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ; RCF in the field; at centre: F B & R Reverse: F.B. &. R. at centre top
Type of item
46 mm (Outside Diameter), 47.87 g (Weight)
Not listed by Chitty in the 1920 catalogue