Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Practice with Science, 1870 (AD)
Mint: Hardy Brothers
Awarded to: Noone, John
Other Details: This medal is one of many medals won by the Melbourne photographer John Noone in the 1870s and 1880s. Most of his medals were won in Australian exhibitions, but he was also successful in London and at the Bengal Photographic Society exhibition of 1874. The Agricultural Society of New South Wales was established in 1822 by a group of Sydney's leading citizens. They aimed to improve the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions. Officers were elected and 11 days later the Society held its first meeting at Walker's Inn, Parramatta. The Society staged its first show in Parramatta in 1823. In 1836 the Society lapsed, but it was reformed in 1857 and continued to hold its exhibitions at Parramatta until 1868. In that year it moved to Prince Alfred Park, home of the Show from 1869 to 1881.
A bronze prize medal (89 mm diameter) featuring New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and tend sheep. Below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are represented.
New South Wales, standing facing, holding a lit torch and a Victor's wreath, around her four children harvest wheat, carry grapes and; below on three panels art, agriculture and industry are representeed. tend sheep; around above, AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY
Struck within wreath, AWARDED / TO, inscribed, J. NOONE. / CLASS 496 / No. 2567, 2568; above, PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE; below, 1870
Purchase from Spink Noble Numismatics, 13/11/1991
Obverse: AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES in small letter below HARDY BROTHERS LONDON & SYDNEY Reverse: PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE AWARDED TO J. NOONE. / CLASS 496 / No. 2567,2568; below, 1870
Type of item
[Article] Pryde, Pam. 2006. John Noone, Government Photo-lithographer, 1861-1888. Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. 30 (1): 31-38.