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BALLARAT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
FIRST ANNUAL EXHIBITION.
‘The ceremony of marriage between the agricultural and manufacturing interests of the district was publicly solemnized yesterday, under the auspices of the Ballarat Agricultural Society, in their reserve…
The work of inspection commenced in the implement department, over which Messrs G. T. Lewis, of Beckworth Court, Mr D. Kennedy, and Mr J. Bankin, senior, presided as judges. The show generally in this department was extremely good for a first exhibition, and another year will no doubt add very materially to both quantity and quality in some of the portions of this large and interesting department. There was a numerous collection of ploughs of all sorts, and some very beautiful models were included in the list. The prize spring plough, by Mr John Tynan, manufacturer, Sturt street, was much admired for its general finish and contour, though we heard one or two old agriculturalists hazard the opinion that the mould-board lay a little too close to ground to do the work cleanly. Others however could not see any defect even there. One marked improvement in this plough was noticed in the draught gear whereby the point of traction was thrown back from the head of the plough to near the coulter, and the liability to head breakage thereby prevented. The judges pronounced the harrows shown to be generally good, but some were considered too heavy to complete the work, and some too light as drags. But without dwelling longer in preliminary remarks, we will now proceed to give the list of entries and prizes adjudged:
IMPLEMENT DEPARTMENT.
Judges – Messrs G. T. Lewis, D. Kennedy, and J. Bankin, senior.
CLASS 34. – SWING PLOUGHS.
Prize – Silver medal…1. Mr John Tyanan, an improved swing plough, with cast steel board, manufactured by the exhibitor…2. Mr George Grant, Melbourne, one swing plough, manufactured by exhibitor…2. Mr T. Lang, seedsman, Ballarat, one swing plough, imported…4. Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, one swing plough, manufactured, G. Grant, Melbourne…5. Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, one swing plough…6. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one swing plough…7. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one swing plough…8. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one swing plough…9. Mr Neil Jameson, Spring Hill, one swing plough.
The prize in this section was awarded to the exhibit of Mr John Tynan, manufacturer, Sturt street. We have already remarked on the peculiarities of this plough.
CLASS 35. – WHEEL PLOUGHS.
Prize – Silver medal…1. Mr George Grant, Melbourne, one wheel plough, manufactured by exhibitor…2. Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, one wheel plough, by Morley…3. Messrs Drury & Wright, one wheel plough, by Howard… 4. Messrs J. & T. Oddie, Ballarat, one wheel plough, by Howard… 5. Messrs. J. & T. Oddie, Ballarat, one wheel plough, by Treer… The prize in this section was awarded to the exhibit of Mr George Grant, of Melbourne, and the beauty and adaptability of the implement to its work were topics of general remark.
CLASS 36. – TURN SREST PLOUGHS.
Prize – Silver medal… 1. Mr W. Sim, Scotsburn, one turn wrest plough… This, the only exhibit in the section, had the prize awarded to it, and was made the subject of complimentary remark by visitors generally.
CLASS 37. – SUBSOIL PLOUGHS.
Prize – Silver medal… No entry.
CLASS 38. – DRILL PLOUGHS.
Prize – Silver medal… 1. Mr T. Land, seedsman, Ballarat, one drill plough…. The judges did not consider this exhibit sufficiently meritorious to induce them to adjudge a prize to it.
CLASS 39. – SCARIFIERS.</br>Prize – Silver medal… No entry.
CLASS 40. – GRUBBERS.
Prize – Silver medal… 1. Mr T. Lang, Seedsman, Ballarat, one grubber… 2. Mr Everingham, Dowling Forest, one grubber… 3. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one grubber… 4. Messrs J. & T. Oddie, Ballarat, one grubber… The show in this section was very good on the whole, and the prize was awarded to the exhibit by Mr Everingham.
CLASS 41. – SETS OF HARROWS.
Prize – Silver Medal… 1. Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, one pair iron harrows. Manufacturer, McKerrow, Ayrshire… 2. Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, one pair iron harrows, manufactured in Melbourne… 3. Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, one set harrows…4. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one set harrows… 5. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one set harrows…6. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one set harrows… There was not a very large variety in this section of exhibits, and the judges considered that, while as a whole the selection was good, some were too heavy and others too light for the work. The prize in this section was awarded to the exhibit No. 4, by Messrs Jenner and Davey.
CLASS 42 – FIELD ROLLERS.
Prize – Silver Medal… 1. Mr J. Strachan, Burrumbeet, one field roller… The exhibit was not considered by the judges to be suitable to the country.
CLASS 43. – HORSE SEED DRILLS.
Prize – Silver Medal…No Entry.
CLASS 44. – HAND DRILLS.
Prize £2… No entry.
CLASS 45. – POTATOE DIGGERS.
Prize – Silver Medal… No entry… Although there was no entry in class 45 made in due time, there was an exhibit by Mr Thomas Steadman, of Glendaruel, of a machine patented by Hanson, manufactured by Coleman, Chelmsford, Essex, and worked by the exhibitor at Glendaruel. Prizes were awarded to this machine both at Salisbury and York, in 1857. The machine is worked by two horses or four or six bullocks, as the case may be, and is reported by the exhibitor to be very successful. The judges considered the exhibit so meritorious as to deserve a prize, and the prize was accordingly awarded as if the entry had been duly made by the exhibitor. Visitors will find this implement near the boundary of the reserve, on the right hand on entering, and attacked to the apparatus are descriptions of the mode of working.
CLASS 46. – HORSE HAYRAKERS.
Prize – Silver medal… 1. Mr James Mackay, Mount Rowan, one horse hay rake… 2. Mr G. Kerr, Union Foundry, Ballarat, one horse hay rake…Messrs J. & T. Oddie, Ballarat, one hay rake, by Robinson… The prize in this section was awarded to exhibit No. 1, by Mr James Mackay, of Mount Rowan.
CLASS 47. – REAPERS AND MOWERS.
Prize – Gold medal… 1. Mr Faulks, Coghills Creek, the “Eagle” reaper and mower, maker Heath… 2. Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne, reapers and mowers, own make… 3. Mr McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, reapers and mowers, manufactured by Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne… 4. Messrs J. & T. Oddie, Ballarat, reapers and mowers, by Crosskill… The prize in this section was awarded to exhibit No. 3, by Mr McIntosh, of Myrtle Grove. Exhibit No. 1 looked, as it lay on the ground, as if it had been too hard worked to care about anything else than taking it easy, instead of taking pains to look ship-shape for the show and the judges. These latter gentlemen appear to have been but little pleased with the presentment made by No. 1, and so they quietly jotted down “No. 1 exhibited in a very unsatisfactory way.”
CLASS 48 – REAPERS ONLY.
Prize – Silver medal… No entry.
CLASS 49. – MOWERS ONLY.
Prize – Silver medal… No entry.
MACHINERY DEPARTMENT.
Judges – Messrs M. Campbell, Dana street, Watson, Vulcan Foundry, and J. Wilson, Mount Hollowback.
CLASS 50. – THRESHING MACHINES.
First prize – Gold medal… Second prize – Silver medal… 1. Mr J. Longmore, Dowling Forest, one steam threshing machine… 2. Messrs Bankin Brothers, Lake Learmonth, one steam threshing machine, with straw elevator attached… 3. Mr J. Barret, six horse power threshing machine, by Hornsby… 4. Mr Everingham, Dowling Forest, one nine horse power engine, with threshing and finishing machine… 5. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one threshing machine complete… 6. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one threshing machine, complete… 7. Mr T. B. Ivey, one steam threshing machine, complete… This was a very interesting section, and the exhibits were certainly among the lions of yesterday’s show. The first prize was awarded to exhibit No 4, by Mr Everingham, Dowling Forest. The engine belonging to this exhibit was a 10-horse power, by Shuttleworth, with 9 inch cylinder and 14 inch stroke. The second prize was awarded to exhibit No 7, by Mr T. B. Ivey. The general action of these machines was excellent, and the clean delivery of the grain remarkable. The judges made the following observations in this section:- Exhibit No. 1, defective in delivery of grain, but otherwise good; No. 2, good threshing, but does not finish; the hay elevator a great acquisition in delivering straw for stacking. No. 3, seemingly good horse power machine, but not being in motion could not be reported upon. No. 5, not recommended. To these remarks of the judges we may add the following general observations made by them:- The judges suggest for future trials of machines that each exhibitor bring a quantity of corn to be thrashed by time, so that future judges may be able to compare the power and labor required… The exhibit No. 2 was, we were informed, the first imported into Geelong, and has been employed both at the Barrabool Hills and in this district. The engine is of eight horse power, with 14 inch stroke, and the total cost of apparatus including freight was £550. The exhibitors have two others in work and on hire, and they report the investment to be successful both as a machine and as an investment. It was told us that a light hack will work the elevator to a height of 20 feet with 32 tons per day, and as the crawling spikes were raking up the straw yesterday, it really looked capable of everything that was said about it.
CLASS 51. – WINNOWING MACHINES.
First prize – Silver medal… Second prize – £2… 1. Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne, one winnowing machine… 2. Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, one winnowing machine… 3. Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, one Ransome & Sim’s winnowing machine… 4. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one winnowing machine… The first prize in this section was awarded to exhibit No. 2, by Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, and the second prize to No. 1, by Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne. These were pronounced by the judges to be well got up and easily driven.
CLASS 56. – CHAFF CUTTERS (horse or steam power).
1. Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, one Richmond & Chandler’s horse or steam power chaff cutter, No. 5… 2. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one chaff cutter, for horse power or steam, with horse works… The prize in this section was awarded to exhibit No 1, by Messrs Drury & Wright, Ballarat, and the judge remark that this machine was at once the most powerful and the best adapted for either horse or steam power. The other exhibit was not considered powerful enough for steam. The judges remark also in relation to this section, that exhibitors should have men on the ground to put the machines in motion.
CLASS 57. – HAND CHAFF CUTTERS.
Prize £2… 1. Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne, one had chaff cutter… 2. Messrs Jenner & Davey, Ballarat, one hand chaff cutter… The prize in this section was awarded to exhibit No. 1, by Messrs Moodie & Gibb, Melbourne. The other exhibit was also recommended by the judges as a good working machine.
CLASS 58. – SET OT CART HARNESS FOR TWO HORSES.
Prize – Silver medal… 1. Messrs Dougald Grant & Co., Ballarat, one set of cart harness…2. Mr Joseph Gray, Bath street, set of cart harness… The prize in this section was awarded to the exhibit by Messrs D. Grant & Co., Sturt street, and the display was certainly most creditable.
CLASS 59. – SET OF PLOUGH HARNESS FOR TWO HORSES.
Prize – £2. / 1. Messrs Dougald Grant & Co., Ballarat, one set of plough harness… This exhibit won the prize also, but the judges remark that the halter was superfluous and weak.
CLASS 62. – COLONIAL MADE WHEELBARROWS.
Prize – £1…1. Messrs John & Thomas Thomas, Wheelwrights, Ballarat, one garden wheelbarrow… This exhibit was a wonderfully strong specimen of the genus barrow, and as the only exhibit in the section, might have been spared perhaps the rather uncomplimentary remark passed by the judges, as follows:- Not worthy of prize.
CLASS 63. – CARTS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.
Prize – Silver Medal… 1. Mr J. McIntosh, Myrtle Grove, Dowling Forest, one cart, colonial… 2. Mr Sim, Scotsburn, one cart, colonial… Though there were not many duly made entries, there was a pretty good display in this section, and of very useful carts too, although the judges’ remark of the exhibits generally, that they were too heavy for general purposes. The prize was awarded to exhibit No. 2, by Mr Sim of Scotsburn.
CLASS 64. – WAGGONS FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.
Prize – silver medal… 1. Messrs Bankin Brothers, Lake Learmonth, one waggon… 2. Mr T. Bath, yellow waggon, for two or three horses, made by Sharwood & Morrell, Ballarat… 3. Messrs Robertson & Ross, Burrumbeet, one waggon… The prize in this section was awarded to the exhibit by Messrs Bankin Brothers of Lake Learmonth… We now come to the “extras,” in which department the judges of implements officiated.
EXTRA.
CLASS 69. – BRICKS AND TILES.
1. Mr R. Smith, bricks, draining tiles, flagging tiles, roofing tiles.
POTTERY.
2. Bread pans, milk pans, cream pots, chimney pots, flower pots, and water jugs… These exhibits attracted considerable attention all day, and well deserved the notice paid to them. Each article was sound and well burnt, and the manipulation and finish of the pottery were perfect. Indeed the judges, matter of fact enough generally, we believe, actually grew enthusiastic over these products of local fictile art, and they record in their terse manner of these exhibits – “Workmanship beautiful.” Prizes of £2 and £1 respectively were awarded to these exhibits. The exhibitor informs us that he had hoped to exhibit some specimens of glazed ware, but the kiln was not ready.
CLASS 71. – MODELS.
1. Messrs McDowall & Gray, a model for preserving hay stacks while in course of erection and until thatched… This exhibit was deemed worthy of a prize by the judges, who awarded a prize of £1 thereto. The model is extremely simple and easy of application, and its utility is so manifest, that a glance will suffice to satisfy the visitor of its value.
CLASS 72. – ARTIFICIAL MANURES.
1. Messrs McDowall & Gray, samples of bone dust… This was the only exhibit of the kind in the show, and was one peculiarly appropriate to the day and the show. As a specimen of local enterprise, the exhibit was also one well deserving the commendations passed by the judges, who awarded a prize of £1, albeit not included in the regular programme. There were five samples of the manure exhibited, ranging from fine dust to the [illegible] fibrous stuff adapted for the roots of trees…'
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TRIAL OF REAPING AND MOWING MACHINES.
‘Yesterday, a trial of reaping and mowing machines took place on the farm of Mrs Stuckey, of the White Horse Hotel, Mount Blowhard. The attendance was very limited, only two machines were entered for the prize, which consisted of £5, the award of the Ballarat Agricultural Society About three dozen persons were present, principally farmers At half-past nine o’clock the machine of Mr Faulks, of Glendaruel, one of the two that entered into competition, appeared on the ground. Mr Salter’s was next entered, but from the circumstance that it never before was tried, there was not so much faith placed in it. Both machines were supplied by Messrs Jenner and Davey. That of Mr Faulks cut about 3 acres of oats in 2 ½ hours. The crop was rather strong, and the work performed by this machine seemed to give general satisfaction. Mr Salter’s machine broke down and withdrew from the contest, and in a short time after that of Mr Faulks’ also broke down, and the former having withdrawn from the contest the other followed its example, and thus ended the proceedings of the day. The second prize consisted of £3 for the best mowing machine, but in consequence of the break down of both machines the judges did not consider it expedient to award a prize to either of those on the ground. Out of five judges only two attended, viz. – Messrs McPhillimy and McLean. An opinion was pretty generally expressed by the farmers present that the machinists and not the agriculturalists should enter the machines for competition, as the latter must keep the article whether good or bad after he has bought it from the former, and it is the interest of the manufacturer to exhibit the machine which is best suited for the requirements of his customers.' [2]


BALLARAT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY’S AUTUMN SHOW.
‘CLASS B.

Sec. 11 – The best plough, Jas. Baird (maker, Tynan); silver medal; Jenner & Davey, 2nd prize, £2. The other exhibitors were Messrs A. C. Kerr & Co., Moodie & Gibb, Land & Co., W. Faulks… Sec. 12 – Best harrow, Moodie & Gibb, 1st prize, silver medal; Jenner & Davey, 2nd do, £2. The other exhibitors were Messrs Kerr & Co., and W. Faulks… Sec. 13 – Best scarifier, A. C. Kerr & Co.; no prize awarded. / Sec. 14 – Best grubber, John Tynan, £2; Jas. Bard…'
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THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY’S EXHIBITION.
FIRST DAY.
‘The following were the entries in that department of the Exhibition open on Thursday:-
CLASS L, SEC. 1. – BEST SWING PLOUGH… Silver medal; second best, £2… Magrath Brothers, of Burrumbeet…James Baird, maker, Tynan… Holmes, White & Co, maker, Gray… Holmes, White & Co, maker, Hornsby… A. C. Kerr & Co, maker, Madders… A. C. Kerr & Co, maker, Hornsby…John Tynan, with steel mould board… John Tynan, with steel mould board… Jenner & Davey… Jenner & Davey…Jenner & Davey… Jenner & Davey… Neil Jamieson
CLASS L, SEC. 2. – BEST WHEEL PLOUGH.
Silver medal; second best, £2… Holmes, White & Co., maker, Hornsby… A. C. Kerr & Co…. A. C. Kerr & Co…. A. C. Kerr & Co…. A. C. Kerr & Co…. John Tynan… Jenner & Davey… Jenner & Davey… Neil Jamieson
CLASS L, SEC. 3 – BEST TURN-WREST PLOUGH.
Silver medal… Neil Jamieson
CLASS L, SEC. 4.
No entry.
CLASS L, Sec. 5 – BEST DRILL PLOUGH.
Prize £2… James Baird, Learmonth
CLASS L, SEC. 6 – BEST SCARIFIER.
Prize £2… James Baird, Learmonth… James Macintosh… A. C. Kerr & Co. …John Tynan…Neil Jamieson
CLASS L, SEC. 7 – BEST GRUBBER.
Prize £2. …James Baird, Learmonth …John Gibb & Co. …John Gibb & Co. …John Gibb & Co….John Tynan… Neil Jamieson
CLASS L, SEC. 8 - BEST SET OF HARROWS.
Prize, £2; second best, £1… Donald Fraser, Learmonth… James Moodie, Melbourne…James Moodie, Melbourne… James Baird, Learmonth… Holmes White & Co., 2 to the set… Holmes, White & Co., 3 to the set… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …D. Kennedy… Jenner & Davey… Jenner & Davey… Jenner & Davey
CLASS L, SEC. 9 – BEST SET OF SWINGLE TREES.
Prize, £2… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co…. John Tynan… John Tynan
CLASS L, SEC. 10. – BEST SET OF EQUALISING SWINGLETREES.
Prize, £2. / James Baird Learmonth… Wm. Faulks…R. Kemp… A. C. Kerr and Co.
Class L, Sec. 11. – BEST FIELD ROLLER.
Prize, £2… Bankin Brothers, Learmonth… A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS L, SEC. 12. – BEST HAND DRILL.
Prize £1… John Gibb & Co. ..A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS L, SEC. 13. – BEST HORSE SEED DRILL.
Prize, £2… Bankin Brothers, Learmonth…Holmes, White & Co. ..Wm. Faulks
CLASS L, SEC. 14. - BEST POTATO DIGGER.
Prize £1… A. C. Kerr & Co. ..A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS L, SEC. 15. - BEST HORSE HAY RAKE.
Prize, £2… Magrath Bros, Burrumbeet… James Mackay, Mount Rowan; G. Grant, Melbourne, maker… James McLean… A. C. Kerr & Co.
Class M, SEC. 1 – REAPER AND MOWER.
Second class gold medal; second best, silver medal… James Moodie, Melbourne… James Moodie, Melbourne… James Moodie, Melbourne… James Baird, Learmonth… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co, Melbourne (with patent side delivery)… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with back delivery)… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with back delivery for one horse) / John Gibb & Co. …John Gibb & Co., one horse… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS M, SEC. 2 – BEST MOWER.
Silver Medal… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co, Melbourne (with back delivery)… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with patent side delivery… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with back delivery for one horse)
CLASS M, SEC. 2 – BEST REAPER.
Silver Medal… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with back delivery)… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with patent side delivery)… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne(with back delivery for one horse)…John Gibb & Co. (one horse)
CLASS M, SEC. 4 – BEST ADELAIDE STRIPPING MACHINE.
Second-class gold medal; second best, silver medal… James McLean; maker, Meilor & Sons, Adelaide…Wm. Faulks… Robert Watson, Vulcan Foundry…John Gibb & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS M, SEC. 5 – BEST THRASHING MACHINE.
Gold medal; second best, second class gold medal… Holmes, White & Co., nine horse power… Holmes, White & Co., eight horse power… Holmes, White & Co., three and half horse power…A. C. Kerr & Co., Ballarat… A. C. Kerr & Co., Ballarat… A. C. Kerr & Co., Ballarat…Thomas Bath, Ceres…Jenner & Davey (American)… Wm. Ivey, thrashing machine, makers, Clayton & Shuttleworth
CLASS M, SEC. 6 – BEST HORSE THRASHING MACHINE.
Second class gold medal; second vest, silver medal… A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS M, SEC. 7 – BEST WINNOWING MACHINE,
Silver medal; second best, £2… James Moodie, Melbourne… Holmes, White & Co. …Holmes, White & Co. …James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., maker, Hornsby, (with spike roller)… John Gibb & Co., (Colonial make)… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co… A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co… A. C. Kerr & Co… A. C. Kerr & Co
CLASS M – SEC. 8 – BEST CHAFF-CUTTER
(horse or steam power.)… Silver Medal; second best, £2… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS M, SEC. 9 – BEST HAND CHAFF-CUTTER.
Two Pounds… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 1.
No entry
CLASS N, SEC. 2.
No entry.
CLASS N, SEC. 3 – BEST SET OF GARDEN TOOLS.
Prize, £1… A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 4 – BEST SET OF FARM TOOLS.
Prize, £1… A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 5 – BEST CART FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.
Silver medal; second best, £2… McDowall & Gray… Thomas Bath
Class n, sec. 6 – BEST WAGGON FOR GENERAL PURPOSES.
Silver medal; second best, £2… James Baird, Learmonth… Wm. Faulks… James Morrell
CLASS N, SEC. 7 – BEST HAY CART.
Silver Medal; second best, £2… Isaac Barratt… James Clyne… James Macintosh, maker Gilbert Alston, Melbourne… James Macintosh, maker Gilbert Alston, Melbourne…James Morrell… Thomas Bath… Neil Jamieson.
CLASS N, SEC. 8 – BEST HAY ELEVATOR.
Silver Medal…Wm. Faulks… Thomas Bath.
CLASS N, SEC. 9 – BEST CORN CRUSHER.
£2; second best, £1… William Faulks… A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co. …A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 10 – BEST COLLECTION OF DAIRY UTENSILS.
One Pound… A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 11. – BEST CHURN.
Prize, £1… A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co …A. C. Kerr & Co
CLASS N, SEC. 12. – BEST CHEESE PRESS.
Prize, £2; second best, £1… A. C. Kerr & Co
CLASS N, SEC. 13. – BEST ROOT WASHER.
Silver medal… Bankin Brothers, Learmonth
CLASS N, SEC. 14. – BEST WASHER.
Prize, £1…A. C. Kerr & Co.
CLASS N, SEC. 15 – BEST SET OF DRAINING TOOLS.
Prize £1… A. C. Kerr & Co.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Root Pulper, Bankin Brothers, Learmonth… Horse Gear, Holmes, White & Co., maker, Gray… One extension buggy, W. Proctor… One Victorian buggy, W. Proctor…One single elliptic buggy, W. Proctor… One longitudinal buggy, W. Proctor… One merchant’s delivery waggon, W. Proctor… One baker’s cart, W. Proctor… One gig, W. Proctor… One dog cart, W. Proctor… A quantity of coachbuilding raw materials, W. Proctor… Improved horse hoe, Wm. Faulks… Patent corn screen, maker, Booby, Wm. Faulks… Patent sack elevator, Wm. Faulks… A spring dairy cart, James Morrell… A kitchen range, William Higgins… Horse gear, John Gibb & Co. …A sack elevator, Thomas Bath… A churn, washing, wringing, and mangling machine, W Copeland… Two field stiles… A root pulper… Samples of bonedust… Samples of hay chaff… Set pig troughs, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Butter utensils, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Corn drill, A. C. Ker & Co …Hand drag rake with wheels, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Portable engine for agriculture, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Hand sowing machine, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Cast iron enamelled stable fittings, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Marnet garden seed drill, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Washing machine, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Washing, weighing, and mangling machine, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Horse works, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Do do, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Do do, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Garden and Fire engine, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Do do, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Farm wheelbarrow, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Sack holder and barrow, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Sample wire fencing and netting, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Assortment of milk pans, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Cheese vats, card mill, &c., A. C. Kerr & Co. …Poultry troughs, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Collection of sieves, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Hand rakes, English and American, A. C. Kerr & Co. …Hand drag-rake, Jenner & Davey… Horse-power, Gray’s, Jenner & Davey… A pony plough, A. C. Kerr & Co.
EXTRA LIST.
5 boxes Hobson’s Bay soap, F. R. Mitchison, for Mr Bullock, Geelong… 1 box Hobson’s Bay candles, F. R. Mitchison, for Mr Bullock, Geelong… 1 bag Julia Percy Island guano, F. R. Mitchison, for Mr Bullock, Geelong… 2 bottles Condy’s disinfecting fluid, F. R. Mitchison, for Mr Bullock, Geelong… 1 plough guage or dynamometer, Wm. Faulks.. Collection of crockery ware, Victor Rengner… 4 bags hay chaff, Barrie & Son…2 bags of bone dust, Barrie & Son… 1 horse rake… 1 harrow… Collection of tools for fending, A. C. Kerr & Co. …1 dog cart, McCartney & Aldred… 1 Express waggon, McCartney & Aldred… 1 chaff cutting machine, Jenner & Davey… 2 chaff cutting machines, Jenner & Davey… A 1 horse engine… A sample of bread and biscuits, J. Taylor… The following were the awards of the judges, and we may remark on paisant that so far as we could learn, the decisions appeared to give satisfaction:-
CLASS L, SEC. 1 – BEST SWING PLOUGH… John Tynan, silver medal… Jenner & Davey, £2; plough manufactured by Tynan… SEC. 2 – BEST WHEEL PLOUGH… John Tynan, silver medal… Jenner & Davey, £2… SEC.3 – BEST TURN WREST PLOUGH…Neil Jamieson, silver medal…SEC. 4… No entry… SEC. 5 – BEST DRILL PLOUGH… James Baird, £2… SEC. 6 – BEST SCARIFIER…James Macintosh, £2…SEC.7 – BEST GRUBBER…John Tynan, £2… SEC. 8 – BEST SET OF HARROWS… Jenner & Davey, £2… SEC. 9 – BEST SET OF SWINGLE TREES… John Tynan, £2… SEC. 10 – BEST SET EQUALISING SWINGLE TREES… In this section and the succeeding one the judges did not deem the exhibits, of which there were six, worthy of a prize… SEC. 12 – BEST HAND DRILL… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 13 – BEST HORSE SEED DRILL… W. Faulks, £2… SEC. 14 – BEST POTATO DIGGER… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 15 – BEST HORSE HAY RAKE… Magrath Brothers, £2… CLASS M, SEC. 1 – BEST REAPER AND MOWER… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with patent side delivery), second class gold medal… John Gibb & Co., silver medal… Do, do. 1 horse, A. C. Kerr & Co., recommended a prize… SEC. 2 – BEST REAPER AND MOWER… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with patent side delivery), sliver medal . SEC. 3 – BEST REAPER… James Oddie & Co., for Thomas Robinson & Co., Melbourne (with patent side delivery), silver medal… SEC, 4 – BEST ADELAIDE STRIPPING MACHINE – A. C. Kerr & Co., second class gold medal… John Gibb & Co., silver medal… SEC. 5 – BEST THRASHING MACHINE… A. C. Kerr & Co. (Hornsby & Son), gold medal…Wm. May *Clayton & Shuttleworth), second class gold medal… SEC. 6 – BEST HORSE THRASHING MACHINE… A. C. Kerr & Co., gold medal… SEC. 7 – BEST WINNOWING MACHINE… James Moodie, silver medal… Holmes, White & Co., £2… SEC. 8 – BEST CHAFF-CUTTER (Horse of Steam)…A. C. Kerr & Co., silver medal…SEC. 9 – BEST HAND CHAFF-CUTTER… A. C. Kerr & Co., £2… CLASS N, SECS 1 and 1… No entry… SEC. 3 – BEST SET OF FARM TOOLS… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 4 – BEST SET OF FARM TOOLS… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 5 – BEST CART FOR GENERAL PURPOSES… McDowall & Gray, silver medal… Thos. Bath, £2… SEC. 6 – BEST WAGGON FOR GENERAL PURPOSES… James Morrell, silver medal; William Faulks, £2… SEC. 7 – BEST HAY CART… James Macintosh (Melbourne), silver medal; James Clyne, 2… SEC. 8 – No award… SEC. 9 – BEST CORN CRUSHER. – A. C. Kerr & Co., £2… SEC. 10 – BEST COLLECTION OF DAIRY UTENSILS… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 1 – BEST CHURN… A. C. Kerr & Co., £1… SEC. 12 – BEST CHEESE PRESS… A. C. Kerr & Co., £2… SECS. 13, 14, and 15, there was no awards
MISCELLANEOUS.
One Victorian Buggy, W. Proctor, £1… One Elliptic Buggy, W. Proctor, 10s… A Patent Corn Screen, W. Faulks, £1… A Spring Dairy Cart, James Morrell, recommended by the judges… Horse Gear, J. Gibb & Co., £1… A Sack Elevator, Thomas Bath, 10s… Two Field Stiles, T. Bath, 10s… A Root Pulper, T. Bath, 10s… Samples of Bone Dust, J. Tappenden, 10s.… Samples of Hay Chaff, A. Laing, 10s… A Set of Pig Troughs, A. C. Kerr & Co., 10s… A Market Garden Seed Drill, A. C. Kerr & Co., recommended… A Garden and Fire Engine, A. C. Kerr & Co., 10s… A collection of Sieves, A. C. Kerr & Co., 10s.
EXTRA LIST.
Sample of Crushed Oats, A. Laing, 10s… One Box of Soap, F. R. Mitchison, £1… One Box of Candles, F. R. Mitchison, £1… One Bag of Guano, F. R. Mitchison, recommended… Sample of Bone Dust, Barrie & Son, 10s… One Set of Fencing Tools, A. C. Kerr & Co., 10s… A Dog Cart, McCartney & ALdred, £1… An Express Waggon, McCartney & Aldred, recommended… One Field Gate, Irving & Glover, 10s, recommended… A Harrow, recommended… A Horse Hay Rake, recommended…'
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THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE BALLARAT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY…
'IMPLEMENTS. Section 1 – Best Swing Plough – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, two exhibits; A. C. Kerr and Col, for Jackson, Melbourne; Neil Jamieson, Smeaton; Thos. Davey and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits; Joseph Nicholson, Melbourne, two exhibits; John Tynan, Ballarat, two exhibits; James Madden, Melbourne; A. McFarlane and Co., Melbourne; J. Grant, Melbourne, two eshibits. / Section 2, Best Wheel Plough. – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, two exhibits; A. C. Kerr and Co., for Jackson, Melbourne; Neil Jamieson, Smeaton; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat; John Tynan; J. Grant. / Section 3, Best Turn-wrest Plough. – Neil Jamieson, Smeaton. / Section 4, Best Subsoil Plough – T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat; J. Grant. / Section 5, Best Drill Plough – John Gibb and Co. / Section 6, Best Scarifier – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat. / Section 7, best Grubber – A. C Kerr and Co., Ballarat; James Mackintosh; William Matthews. / Section 8, best set of Harrows – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, three exhibits; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits; James Mackintosh, D. Kennedy, J. Grant. / Section 9, best set of Swingletrees, A. C. Kerr and Co., two exhibits; John Tynan, Peter Denholm. / Section 10, best set of Equalising Swingletrees, T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne (Howard’s), for three horses; A. C. Kerr and Co., 2 exhibits; Peter Denholm. / Section 11, best Field Roller T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne (with wrought iron cylinders); D. Kinnersley (iron); A. C. Kerr, Ballarat. / Section 12, best Hand Drill – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat. / Section 13, best Horse Seed Drill – D. Kinnersley; F. Everingham, 2 exhibits. / Section 14, Best Potatoe Digger – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, 2 exhibits. / Section 15, Best Horse Hay Rake – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat; Benjamin Brown; George Beaton; James Madders. / Section 16, best Broadcast Horse Sowing Machine – No entry. / Section 17, best Field Gate, wood or iron – No entry. / Section 18, best Pig Trough – A. C. Kerr and Co., three exhibits. / Section 19, best set of Cart Harness for two horses – No entry. / Section 20, best set of Plough Harness for two horses – No entry. / Section 21, best set of Hand Garden Tools – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat; Sinclair and Mousell. / Section 23, best cart for general purposes – James Morrell; Joseph Nicholson, Melbourne, two exhibits. / Section 24, best Waggon for general purposes – David Wilson; F. Jeanes; William Moore, Mount Bolton, two exhibits. / Section 25, best Hay Cart – Fyfet Smith, Learmonth; Isaac Barratt, two exhibits; James Macintosh; George Alexander Macintosh. / Section 26, Best Collection of Dairy Utensils – A. C. Kerr and Co., two exhibits; Sinclair and Mousell. / Section 27, Best Churn – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, seven exhibits; Sinclair and Mousell, three exhibits. / Section 28, best Cheese Press – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, two exhibits. / Section 29, best root washer – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat. / Section 30, best Washer – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits. / Section 31, best set of Draining Tools – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, two exhibits; Sinclair and Mousell. / MACHINERY / Section 1, best Reaper and Mower – John Gibb and Co., Ballarat (two horse); T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne (two horse), back delivery in sheaf; T. Robinson and Co., extra strong (two horse), back ddelivery in sheaf; T. Robinson and Co. (two horse), patent side delivery; T. Robinson and Co. (one horse; James Moodie, Melbourne (two horse), back delivery with hand; James Moodie (two horse), back delivery with fan; McGlashan and Cumming, Learmonth (back delivery); McGlashan and Cumming (back delivery); A. C. Kerr and Col., Ballarat (two exhibits); Benjamin Brown; J. Nicholson, Melbourne (patent); J. Madders, Melbourne; J. Grant, Melbourne. / Section 2, Best Reaper – John Gibb and Co., Ballarat, 2 exhibits; T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne, two horse, back delivery in sheaf; T. Robinson and Co., two horse, extra strong, back delivery in sheaf; T. Robinson and Co., two horse, patent side delivery in sheaf; James Moodie, Melbourne, two horse, back delivery with hand; James Moodie, Melbourne, two horse, back delivery with fan; McGlashan and Cumming, Learmonth, back delivery, 2 exhibits; A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat; T. Henderson and Co., Melbourne, hand rake back delivery; Benjamin Brown, back delivery; Joseph Nicholson, Melbourne, 2 exhibits; Sinclair and Mousell; James Madders, Melbourne, 2 exhibits. / Section 3, best one horse Reaper – John Gibb and Co., Ballarat; T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne; James Moodie, Melbourne (back delivery with fan); A. C. Kerr and Co. Ballarat; T. Henderson and Co., Melbourne (back delivery); Joseph Nicholson; Jas. Madders, Melbourne. / Section 4, best Adelaide Stripping Machine – John Gibb and Co., Ballarat; A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat; T. Henderson and Co., Melbourne; Joseph Nicholson, Melbourne. / Section 5 – No entry. / Section 6, best Thrashing Machine – Robertson and Ross (10 horse power), Hornsby’s; William Stewart (10 horse power), Clayton and Shuttleworth; A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat; Andrew Millar, Tuxlord’s single blast; Frederick Everingham. / Section 7, best Horse Thrashing Machine. – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, 2 exhibits; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat. / Section 8, best Winnowing Machine – John Gibb and Co., Ballarat; James Moodie, Melbourne; A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, three exhibits; T. Henderson, Melbourne. / Section 9, best Chaff Cutter (horse or steam power) – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat; Sinclair and Mousell. / Section 9 ½, best Hand Chaff Cutter – A. C. Kerr and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits; Thomas Davey and Co., Ballarat, four exhibits. / Section 10, best Hay and Corn Elevator at work – T. Robinson and Co., Melbourne (Wilkinson’s). / Section 11, best Corn Crusher – A. C. Kerr and Co, two exhibits; Thomas Davey and Co, Ballarat; Sinclair and Mousell. / Section 12, best Traction Engine, for agricultural purposes – Frederick Everingham. / AWARDS / … / IMPLEMENTS / Best Swing Plough – Thos. Davey and Co. (Tynan, maker), £2; J. Grant, £1. / Best Turn Wrest Plough – Niel Jamieson, £1. / Best Subsoil Plough – Thos. Davey and Co, £1; T. Robinson and Co., extra prize of 10s recommended. / Best Scarifier – A. C. Kerr and Co., £1. / Best Grubber – Wm. Matthews, £1. / Best set of Harrows – Donald Kennedy, £2; Thomas Davey, £1. /Best set of Swingletrees – John Tynan, 10s. / Best set of equalising Swingletrees – Thomas Robinson and Co. (Howards for three horses), £1. / Best field Roller – Thomas Robnson and Co (with wrought-iron cylinders), £1. / Best Hand Drill – A. C. Kerr and Co, 10s. / Best horse seed Drill – F. Everingham, £2; D. Kinnersley, £1. / Best Potato Digger – A. C. Kerr and Co., 10s. / Best horse hay rake – James Madders, £2. / Best pig trough – A. C. Kerr and Co., 10s. / Best set of hand garden tools – A. C. Kerr and Co, 10s; Sinclair and Mousell, 5s, recommended. / Best set of Farm Tools – A. C. Kerr and Co, 10s; Sinclair and Mousell, 5s, recommended. / Best Cart for general purposes – David Wilson, silver medal; Wm. Moore, £2. / Best Hay Cart – Isaac Barratt, £2; James Macintosh, £1. / Best collection of Dairy Utensils – A. C. Kerr and Co., £1; Sinclair and Mousell, 10s, recommended. / Best Churn – A. C. Kerr and Co, £2. / Best Washer – A. C. Kerr and Co, 10s. / Best Set of Draining Tools – A. C. Kerr and Co, 10s. / MACHINERY / Best Thrashing Machine – A. C. Kerr and Co, gold medal. / Best Horse Thrashing Machine – A. C. Kerr and Co, second-class gold medal; Messrs Davey and Co, silver medal. / Best Winnowing Machine – A. C. Kerr and Co, silver medal; John Gibb, £2. / Best Chaff Cutter – A. C. Kerr and Co. £2. / Best Hand Chaff Cutter – Thos. Davey and Co., £2; Thos. Davey and Co., £1, second prize. / Best Hay and Corn Elevator – Thos. Robinson and Co.; silver medal. / Best Corn Crusher – A. C. Kerr and Co, £2; A. C. Kerr and Co., £1, second prize. / Best Traction Engine – Frederick Everingham, silver medal. / MISCELLANEOUS / T. Robinson and Co., horse hoe for vines, 10s. / T. Robinson and Co., barley haviller, £1. / Grant and Son, confectionary and biscuit, silver medal. / D. Kinnersley, thatch weaving machine, £1. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a set of pig troughs, 5s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a set of poultry troughs, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a collection of colonial make sieves and riddles, 5s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a set of patent milk cans, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a patent milking machine, 5s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a set of glass milk dishers, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a farm saw bench, 5s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a garden hand fire engine, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co, a garden roller for hand, 10s. / A. C> Kerr and Co, a set of fencing tools, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co., sack trucks, 10s. / A. C. Kerr and Co., washing, mangling and wringing machine, £1. / A. C> Kerr and Co., a set of colonial ovens, make of Ballarat, £1. / A. C. Kerr and Co., fire ranges, local manufacture, £1. / James Morrell, milk cart, £1. / McDowall and Gray, bone dust, £1. /McMeiken and Co., bone dust, £1. / McMeiken and Co., superphosphate of lime, £1. / Evans Brothers, perforating machine, £1. / Evans Brothers, numbering machine, £1. / George Marks, earthenware drain pipes, £1. / Sinclair and Mousell, sewing machines, [illegible] gold medal. / Sinclair and Mousell, collection of ironmongery in tent, silver medal. / Frederick Everingham, fire engine, £2. / Stephen Bellingham, bricks from White Flat, £1. / William Hunter, cattle and horse brands, silver medal. / William Sawyer, white fire bricks, £1. /Joseph Damyon, a pair of cart wheels, £1. /James Rennie, colonial made sieves, 10s. / Wm. Proctor, three buggies, gold medal of the 2nd class. / Wm Proctor, three express waggons, £2. / A. D. Laing, sample of hay chaff, £1. / A. D. Laing, sample of crushed maize, 10s. / A D. Laing, sample of crushed oats, 10s…' [5]
Our Agricultural and Pastoral Society, and those of adjacent localities show, at their annual exhibitions, the marvellous rapidity of development which marks modern settlement. All the newest inventions in machinery and implements are in use by our pastoral and agricultural settlers, and finer grain is raised nowhere. In dairy produce improvement is wanted, but in horses, cattle, and sheep our breeders are famous. The Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society assumed that style on the 3rd of May, 1865. Previously it was called the Ballarat Agricultural Society merely. The first record we find of it is a report of a meeting held at the George hotel on the 14th of June, 1856, Mr Robert Muir in the chair when arrangements were made for the first ploughing match, which was held on Mr Baird's farm on the 19th of July, 1856. The records of the society show that on the 15th of August, 1856, a meeting was held in the old Council Chambers, in Sturt street, when Messrs R. Muir, J. McDowall, T. Bath, R. Dickson, Butchart, J. Stewart, M. D. Haydon, J. Baird, W. Sim, and Bilton were appointed a committee with R. Dickson secretary. Mr Archibald Fisken, of Lal Lal, is now president; Messrs Gilchrist, Cowan, and Bacchus are vice-presidents; and Messrs Fisken, Morton, Dalgleish, and McIntosh represent the society at the Victorian Board of Agriculture. The society held its first exhibition of produce on the 12th of March, 1859, in the old brick building called the Corn Exchange in the Market square. Learmonth and Burrumbeet had a certain localisation of the society there until the 2nd of April, 1860, when a unification took place and the society was known as the Ballarat Society. In December, 1854, a proposition of union with the Western District Agricultural and Pastoral Society was made, but it was not carried out. The first National Grain Show was held in the Ballarat Society's yards on the 22nd and 23rd of October 1868.[6]

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  1. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Friday 28 October 1859, page 2.
  2. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Wednesday 21 December 1859, page 2.
  3. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Saturday 23 March 1861, page 2.
  4. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Friday 18 October 1861, page 1.
  5. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Friday 17 October 1862, page 2.
  6. William Bramwell Withers, History of Ballarat and Some Ballarat Reminiscences. Ballarat: Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999, pages 174-175.


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