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Victorian Agricultural Society Medal

From the Collection of Koroit & District Historical Society Victoria Park High Street Koroit VIC

Description
Circular medal with small knob on top.
Size
5cmH*4cmW*3MMD
Object Registration
00092
Keywords
ägricultural shows, potatoes, koroit, tower hill
Historical information
This medal, dated 1858, was awarded to local farmer Marcus Macartney by the Victorian Agricultural Society on the 21 April 1858, for the prize 'Potatoes
When Made
1850's
Significance
The medal is of local historical significance"for its association with the early promotion of agriculture in Victoria through public shows and competitions in the 1850's; and its link to the emergence of the Koroit-Tower Hill area,with its rich volcanic soil, as a properous farming district, especially for potato-growing." (Helen Doyle, Significance Assesment: Koroit & District Historical Society.)
Inscriptions & Markings
Äround circumference/""EXTRA PRIZE VICTORIAN AGRICULTUREAL SOCIETY. Engraving on medal "Potatoes/Awarded To/Mr Marcus Macartney /April 21st/1858 Reverse
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM