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From the Collection of Ballarat Clarendon College 1425 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Ornate silver medal
Size
3cms round
Object Registration
000481
Keywords
arthur ernest albert dawson, college cup, athletics, medal, 1880s, dawson
Historical information
Arthur Ernest Albert Dawson entered Ballarat College 4 August 1886. The 1887 Ballarat College Sports program lists Arthur's name against Hurdles, Flat Race, and High Jump. Unfortunately the medal is undated. The intriguing inscription 'Twice Second' may refer to Arthur's competition for the College Cup, a highly valued Athletics Prize. The school does not hold sufficient records from this era to confirm any further details. The medal was donated to the school by Arthur's great-nephew, Ken Dawson, in 2019.
When Made
c1887
Significance
The medal has social significance. It reveals the very high value placed on sports involvement at the school from its earliest beginnings.
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscribed around school crest on front: Ballarat College
Inscribed on medal verso: A Dawson / Twice Second
Last updated
18 Jun 2019 at 1:31PM