Australia Victoria Geelong
Medal - Geelong Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition Silver Prize 1879-80 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Noone, John Noone
Other Details: Medal awarded to Melbourne photographer John Noone at the Geelong Industrial and Juvenile Exhibition medal in 1880. One of many medals won by Noone in the 1870s and 1880s. Most of his medals were won in Australian exhibitions, but he was also successful in London and at the Bengal Photographic Society exhibition of 1874. 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).
Silver prize medal (35 mm diameter) of the exhibition awarded to J. Noone for photography. It features the Geelong shield which is quartered: sheep, wheat, wine, and ship
Geelong Coat of Arms featuring in quarters of shield: sheep, wheat, wine, and ship; motto, BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS; below, ALTMANN.
At centre top, AWARDED TO, inscribed, J Noone / Melbourne / IND- / PHOTOS around on broad rim, . GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879-80 .
Purchase from Spink Noble Numismatics, 13 Nov 1991
Obverse: BY THE RIGHT USE OF GOD'S GIFTS; below, ALTMANN. Reverse: GEELONG INDUSTRIAL & JUVENILE EXHIBITION 1879-80 AWARDED TO, inscribed, J Noone / Melbourne / IND- / PHOTOS
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter), 31.53 g (Weight)
[Article] Pryde, Pam. 2006. John Noone, Government Photo-lithographer, 1861-1888. Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. 30 (1): 31-38.