Biddle Engraved Horns

Bullock horns engraved by a French Jeweller and engraver, Louis M.F. Gauvin in 1877

Bullock horns engraved by a French Jeweller and engraver, Louis M.F. Gauvin in 1877

Peter Biddle immigrated to Australia in 1865 landing in Maryborough.  In 1870 the family came to Gympie and Peter entered into the butchering trade.  The family story states that he had these bullock horns engraved by a French Jeweller and engraver, Louis M.F. Gauvin in 1877.

This information is stated on the one of the horns.  The other engravings on the horns depict a early sailing ship, a coat of arms with the moto Amiticia Amor et Veritas (Friendship, Love and Truth), P.G. Biddles birth date, T Biddles birth date, a symbol similar to parts of the Australian Coat of Arms and other insigna.

It is said that it tells some of Peters history.