Historical information

Prize awarded to George G Morrison (birthdate 3/2/1862) for excellence in Algebra and Geometry in the first form; George entered the school 23/8/1877 and left less than a year later on 1/7/1878.


Very early example of an academic prize awarded by Principal John Garbutt (1877 - 1909).

Physical description

no date of publication but c1866, xxiv + 502 pages, bound in elaborate embossed maroon cloth binding, with lacquered illustration and college crest in gilt on front cover, decorated spine; in very poor condition through mould and wear; illustrated with steel engravings, each page of text with red lines at margins, all edges gilt

Inscriptions & markings

Book plate inside front cover: Ballarat College crest / Algebra and geometry / First form / First PRIZE / Awarded to / G Morrison / CHRISTMAS 1877 / JOHN GARBUTT, M A PRINCIPAL