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Glass bowl for New South Wales Centennial Regatta trophy

Date: c 1888
Dimensions:
Overall: 130 x 305 x 305 mm, 2.3 kg
Medium: Glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Trophy bowl
Object No: 00031723

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    Description
    This cut glass bowl belongs to the top of a New South Wales Centennial Regatta Rowing Trophy. The New South Wales Centennial Regatta was held on Sydney Harbour on 27 January 1888 to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales. A senior fours rowing race was held as part of the regatta. Sydney Rowing Club won the race. The trophy is a rededicated greyhound racing trophy engraved with the winning crew's names.
    SignificanceRegattas were part of colonial life, confirming community identity on a local, regional and national level. This regatta trophy is representative of an important ceremonial event and its history demonstrates the changing face of Australian sailing culture.
    HistoryRegattas were central to competitive boating in the 19th century where they functioned as a social and sporting event, as well as a marker of official anniversaries in a public aquatic spectacle. Civic leaders, politicians and merchants offered patronage and sponsorship. Sydney Harbour regattas often featured several races, including rowing, sculling and sailing events usually for professional watermen and amateurs.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: CUT GLASS BOWL FOR TOP OF CENTENNIAL REGATTA ROWING TROPHY 00031721

    Web title: Glass bowl for New South Wales Centennial Regatta trophy

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