Australian Historical Medals
AUSTRALIAN JUVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, Ballaarat, 1878, in bronze (47mm) (C.1878/1), by E.A.Altmann, Melbourne, edge inscribed 'W.Batten.'. A few small surface marks, otherwise nicely toned good extremely fine.
This was the first Australian Juvenile Industrial Exhibition held in Victoria and it was staged at Ballarat's (see note) Alfred Hall. It ran from 15 February to 1 June 1878. There were 205 silver and 172 bronze medals awarded as well as numerous certificates. In Class I Machinery, Engine Patterns Section, a bronze medal was awarded to No.27 William H.Batten, aged 19, of Vulcan Foundry, Geelong.
Note: The spelling of the name of Ballarat was regularly spelt as Ballaarat because it originated from two aboriginal words 'balla' and 'arat' meaning 'resting place' but over time this was shortened to Ballarat.
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