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Framed museum label about the yacht GALATEA and the GALATEA Cup

Overall: 290 x 213 x 11 mm, 350 g
Medium: Ink on paper, wood frame, glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Trustees of the Sydney Training Depot
Object Name: Label
Object No: 00047425
Related Place:Sydney, Balmain,

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    The yacht GALATEA was owned by Staunton Spain, an eminent solicitor and one of the founders of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. According to his son Stanley Spain, the yacht was originally named TARRAGON, built in Balmain by George Reynolds.

    It was renamed by Spain in honour of HMS GALATEA which brought the first British Royal visitor - one of Queen Victoria's sons Prince Alfred - to Australia in 1868. The Prince's visit was well rememberd by Australians, as he was shot twice in an assassination attempt, but survived.
    SignificanceThe article is an interesting record of this period of yachting history in Sydney, and a reminder of the commemoration of Prince Alfred's visit, and the great public anguish and outcry over his shooting
    HistoryFramed article entitled The Galatea Cup. Displayed at the Len E Forsythe Museum, Sydney Training Depot on Snapper Island until 2005, the frame also includes handwritten text that reads:

    Bow Carving from yacht GALATEA ex TARRAGON, refering to another museum object, also now in the ANMM collection.

    There is also a small hand drawn image of a blue and white flag captioned: Racing Flag. The article contains a short history of the yacht GALATEA owned by Staunton Spain, and mentions the presentation of the Galatea Cup to the Royal Sydney Anniversary Regatta by Staunton Spain's son Stanley, won by GALATEA at the Balmain Regatta in 1869.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Framed museum label about the yacht GALATEA and the GALATEA Cup

    Collection title: Len E Forsythe Snapper Island Collection

    Web title: Framed newspaper clipping regarding the yacht GALATEA.

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