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Medal - County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society Bronze Prize 1883 (AD)
Awarded to: Strachan, Thomas
Other Details: County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society bronze prize medal, awarded to Thomas Strachan for dried fruit in 1883. The Society was established in 1859. It aimed to promote farming practices and celebrate rural achievements. It has conducted an Annual Show every year since that time, with the exception of the War years.
A bronze prize medal (38 mm diameter) won by Thomas Strachn for dried fruit at the 1883 Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society show. It features the Arms of Bendigo with horse and bull supporters and the motto PROGRESS and details of the award.
Around rim, County of Bendigo Agricultl. & Horticultl. Society; at centre, AWARDED TO (engraved) Thos. Strachan / Axedale / 3rd Prize / COLLCTN DRIED FRUITS / Autumn Show 1883
Arms of Bendigo; on ribbon, PROGRESS below in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Thomas Strachan was a prolific medal-winner at the County of Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society. His medals included: bronze medal for excellence in wine in 1878 [NU 32246]; silver medal for red wine in 1878 [NU 32240]; silver medal for excellence in wine in 1878 [NU 32241]; silver medal for jams and jellies in 1879 [NU 32242]; bronze prize for for bottled fruit in 1879 [NU 32243]; and bronze medal for dried fruit in 1883 [NU 32244].
Purchase from Spink Noble Numismatics, 30 Nov 1993
Obverse: County of Bendigo Agricultl. & Horticultl. Society AWARDED TO (engraved) Thos. Strachan / Axedale / 3rd Prize / COLLCTN DRIED FRUITS / Autumn Show 1883 Reverse: PROGRESS in small letters, ERNST A. ALTMANN MELBOURNE
Type of item
38.5 mm (Outside Diameter), 30.98 g (Weight)