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King's Cup

Date: 1919
Overall: 379 x 302 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00019295
Place Manufactured:England

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    The King's Cup was awarded to the winners of the Allied Eight Oared Race in 1919 by King George V at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta, held to commemorate the end of World War I. This photograph records the cup and was printed in London for the Goldsmiths & Silvermiths Company Ltd.
    SignificanceThis photograph illustrates the trophy, now owned by Rowing Australia, that became the Australian Men's Eight Championship trophy. The trophy reflects royal patronage of the sport of rowing and the long standing rivalry between English and Australian crews
    HistoryThe Kings Cup has been awarded to the Australian Men's Eight since 1920. It was first won by an Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Eight competing at the Royal Henley Allied Regatta, England in 1919. The Australian War Museum claimed the trophy from the crew and refused requests for it to become the annual interstate rowing prize. After rowers petitioned King George V, a Royal Command was issued to the Australian Government to return the cup to the nation's oarsmen.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: King's Cup

    Primary title: UNTITLED (KING'S CUP)

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