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Presentation trophy

Date: c 1911
Overall: 221 x 187 mm, 0.7 kg
Medium: Silver plate
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Trophy
Object No: 00019292
Place Manufactured:Sheffield

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    A presentation trophy cup awarded to Henry Hauenstein who was a member of Australia's Olympic Junior Eights rowing team at the Stockholm Games in 1912. It is engraved with a series of laurel leaves and geometric designs.
    SignificanceAustralia has a high profile in the history of the Olympic movement as one of only two countries to have attended all modern Games. Aquatic sports have been a particular focus.
    HistoryHenry Hauenstein was born on 3 May 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales. Hauenstein was a member of the Leichhardt Rowing Club and was the first eight-oared representative to row in state crews. He competed in state teams in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910 and 1911; winning in 1908, 1910 and 1911. In 1912 he rowed as (5) in the Men's Coxed Eights crew at the Stockholm Olympics.

    Australia first sent rowers to the Olympics in 1912. The Eights crew won the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Regatta en route to the Olympics at Stockholm, Sweden. A change of personnel between Henley and Stockholm resulted in the crew losing some form and they missed a medal, whilst the Leander crew, which finished second at Henley, won the gold medal for Great Britain.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: PRESENTATION TROPHY

    Web title: Presentation trophy

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