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First Award Medal

From the Collection of Bendigo Historical Society Specimen Cottage 178 - 189 Hargreaves Street Bendigo Victoria

Description
Brass coloured medal with a suspension piece on the crest with a suspension ring.
Obverse
Bendigo Town Hall
Below picture “J B EDWARDS”

Reverse
Around edge “BENDIGO JUVENILE & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION 1886”
Size
Diameter 2.2 cm x 2 mm
Object Registration
7900.2
Historical information
The Bendigo Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition was held in 1886. It was opened on Wednesday November 17 1886 by Governor Loch. The Exhibition aimed to encourage young people to engage in useful activities. The Picture Gallery had over 700 entries and was the impetus for the establishment of the Bendigo Art Gallery.
When Made
1886
Last updated
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