Australia Victoria Melbourne
Medal - Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine Grain Fruit etc. Silver Prize 1884 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: Thomas Aitken
Other Details: A. & T. Aitken of the Victoria Parade Brewery, East Melbourne, entered two hogsheads of ale, a case of bottle ale, a case of bottled stout, and quarter-casks of rum, whisky, spirits of wine and methylated spirits into the 1884 Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain, Fruit etc., Prize (Official Catalogue, p.26). This silver medal was awarded to Thomas Aitken. The Victorian Intercolonial Exhibition of Wine, Grain, Fruit etc opened on 17 March 1884 and closed in April. Its patron was the Most Honorable Marquis of Normanby, James Service, MP, Premier and Treasurer of Victoria. The Exhibition included categories for Works of Art; Education, Medicine and Hygiene; Furniture and Accessories; Textile Fabrics; Raw and Manufactured Products; Machinery and Manufactures; Alimentary Products - Cereals; Preserves; Fruits; Hops; Fermented Drinks; Agriculture; Horticulture; Minerals; a Ladies Court displaying needlework, artwork, jams and fruits, pickles and sauces, breads, scones, etc.; and an Old Court, displaying historic materials relating to the history of Australia. The Official Catalogue included advertisements from some of the exhibitors.
A silver prize medal (31 mm diameter) featuring details of the exhibition within a wreath and won by Thomas Aitken
Within an olive wreath, VICTORIAN / INTERCOLONIAL / EXHIBITION / OF WINE GRAIN / FRUIT &c / 1884
Engraved: Thos. Aitken
Obverse: VICTORIAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION OF WINE GRAIN FRUIT &c 1884 Reverse: Thos. Aitken
Type of item
31 mm (Width), 10.22 g (Weight)
[Book] 1884. Victorian International Exhibition 1884 of Wine, Fruit, Grain, & Other Products of the Soil of Australasia with Machinery, Plant, and Tools Employed: Official Catalogue of Exhibits.