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Portrait of the AIF No. 1 rowing crew from the Henley Peace Regatta

Date: July 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 306 x 384 mm, 0.04 kg
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00019297

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    Description
    In July 1919 a Henley Peace Regatta was held including teams from the Allied armies. The AIF entered two teams, AIF No. 1 and AIF No. 2. Henry Hauenstein was on the selection committee for these teams. The No. 1 team won the cup and consisted of Sgt A.R. Robb (bow), Lt F.A. House, Lt. T. McGill, Gnr. A.V. Scott, Lt. H. Hauenstein, Major S. A. Middleton, Gnr. G. W. Mettam, Capt. H. C. Disher (str) and Sgt. A. E. Smedley (cox).
    SignificanceAustralia has a high profile in the history of the Olympic movement as one of two countries to have attended all modern Games. Aquatic sports have been a particular focus.
    HistoryHenry Hauenstein was born on May 3, 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 team 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: UNTITLED (CREW OF ROWING EIGHTS)

    Web title: Portrait of the AIF No. 1 rowing crew from the Henley Peace Regatta

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