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: Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society Prize, manufactured around 1890. Peak Downs is located in Queensland's Central Highlands, 320 km west of both Mackay and Rockhampton. Ludwig Leichhardt identified 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. In 1884 a meeting at Capella considered the establishment of the Peak Downs region. Coal mining, farming and grazing became the economic basis for the district. These activities were supported by organisations such as the Peak Downs Pastoral and Agricultural Society, which only six or so years later issued this prize medal.
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
45 mm (Outside Diameter), 47.74 g (Weight)