Australia Victoria Bendigo
Bendigo Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition Silver Prize Medal - 1886 (AD)
Awarded to: Lightfoot, (Mr.)
Other Details: Silver medal awarded to a Mr / Ms Lightfoot at the Bendigo Juvenile & Industrial Exhibition for a telephone displayed in Bendigo in 1886. 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).
An oval shaped silver medal with loop attached at the top which features a view of the Bendigo Town Hall and details of the exhibition and name of the winner and entry.
At centre, Bendigo Town Hall, in exergue J.B.EDWARDS
Inscribed in centre, FIRST AWARD/Lightfoot/Telephone around, BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION *1886*
Purchase from Spink Noble Numismatics, 13 Nov 1991
Obverse: Bendigo Town Hall, in exergue J.B.EDWARDS ( Reverse: Inscribed in centre, FIRST AWARD/Lightfoot/Telephone around, BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION *1886*
Type of item
23 mm (Width), 37 mm (Height), 11.69 g (Weight)
37 * 23