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Tea cup decorated with Hobart Regatta transfer

Date: 20th century
Dimensions:
67 x 90 x 70 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ceramic: Transfer, porcelain
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Teacup
Object No: 00029511
Place Manufactured:England

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    Description
    This porcelain tea cup is decorated with a blue and cream transfer print featuring a scene from the Hobart Regatta. It is also decorated with yellow and pink flowers with green leaves on the front. It bears the manufactures mark on the base and was made in England. The Hobart Regatta was a major sporting and social event in Tasmania's calendar year.
    SignificanceThis cup is representative of souvenirs made commemorating the Hobart Regatta.
    HistoryThe Royal Hobart Regatta began in 1838 as series of aquatic competitions held on the Derwent River, Tasmania. The event was a social as well as a recreational day, with the Tasmanian Governor Sir John Franklin providing free entry, food and beer to the spectators. The regatta continues to be a part of Tasmania's history today with a number of amusement activities coinciding with the sailing and boating events.

    Regattas were central to competitive boating in the 19th century and functioned as a social and sporting occasion as well as a marker of official anniversaries in a public aquatic spectacle. Civic leaders, politicians and merchants offered patronage and sponsorship. Community regattas often featured several races, including rowing, sculling and sailing events usually for professional watermen and amateurs. The regatta was not just a means for exercising competitive sport but also a focus for social and recreational entertainment.
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