The Victorian Industrial Society was established to advise and promote industrialisation in Victoria from all sectors of industry. The society held exhibits from 1851 granting awards as a means of promotion for the socity and exhibitors.
The Argus Melbourne, Monday 1st March 1858, Page 5.
“VICTORIAN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. FINE ARTS.”
“[…] The division which the Industrial Society have appropriated to the exhibition of designs in the fine arts, is less satisfactorily represented than could be wished, but contains some articles which call for notice […]”
“[…] Messrs. Ferguson and Urie, of Curzon-street, exhibit four stained glass windows, made up in the colony […]”