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Vintage Rowing Trophy Blade 1954 Australian University Regatta

£ 550

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27875
Height
17 cm (6 3/4")
Width
103 cm (40 1/2")
1954 Australian University Regatta Presentation Oar, Trophy Blade.
This oar blade tip is an original traditional Melbourne University presentation rowing oar tip with calligraphy and The Melbourne University insignia. The paint and writing on the trophy blade is in very good condition. The Melbourne University crest consists of The goddess of victory, Nike, and the motto Postera Crescam Laude (grow in the esteem of future generations).

The trophy blade reads:-

Australian Universities Boat Race 1954, The Melbourne University Crew, "Winners of the Oxford and Cambridge Cup",
held on the swan River, S.A. Distance ... 2 miles, Won by ... 1 1/3 Lengths, Time ... 11.38.

Bow. M.D.G. Murray
2. I.E. Douglas
3. J.R. Colville
4. W.M. Somerville
Cox. R.G. Hyett
5. J.A. Hunt
6. S.N. Johns
7. A.C. Monger
Stroke. C.J. Smith
Coach. D.R. Salmon Esq.

We do have a matching oar tip from the 1954 race available, stock number 27874.
Height
17 cm (6 3/4")
Width
103 cm (40 1/2")
Condition
Very good
Year
1954
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Wood
Country
Australia