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Medal - Victorian Grand National Exhibition Gold Prize 1868 (AD)
Awarded to: Jean Pierre Trouette
Victorian Grand National Exhibition gold prize medal, awarded to Jean Pierre Trouette as first prize for a red wine, 1867 vintage.
French immigrants Jean-Pierre Trouette, his wife Anne Marie Blampied and her brother Emile settled in the Grampians in 1858. Jean-Pierre and his brother-in-law Emile were the first to plant grape vines at Great Western, in 1863. They were eventually awarded numerous medals for their wines. Jean-Pierre was dedicated to the establishment of the local wine industry, and also served as a councillor in Stawell. He died in 1885.
A gold prize medal (36 mm diameter with loop and single ring) manufactured by engraving a gold disc with details of the exhibition and prize and mounting it in a yellow-gold ring.
Engraved: Victorian / GRAND NATIONAL / Exhibition / BALLAARAT / 22d & 23d October / 1868.
Engraved: 1ST PRIZE / RED WINE / Vintage 1867. / AWARDED TO / Jean Pierre Trouette
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Marie Blampied, 15/3/1976
Obverse: Victorian / GRAND NATIONAL / Exhibition / BALLAARAT / 22d & 23d October / 1868. Reverse: 1ST PRIZE / RED WINE / Vintage 1867. / AWARDED TO / Jean Pierre Trouette
Type of item
13.19 g (Weight)
with loop and ring extended max height 41.5 mm. Weight excludes yellow string.
Richard Cornish, 'Throw a langoustine on the barbie', in The Age, July 8, 2008, [Link 1] accessed 27/7/2010. Grampians Information Page [Link 2] accesed 27/7/2010. Arthur Kuehne, Grapes and Gold, reproduced at [Link 3] accessed 27./7/2010.