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Cup Trophy - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, A.H. Thomas Championship of the State, Launceston to Hobart, Tasmania, 1924 Reg. No: ST 032167
- Cycling trophy awarded to Hubert Opperman, 25 October 1924, as 'Championship of the State' in the A.H. Thomas Pty Ltd Cup, held as a 125 mile (201 km) road race between Launceston and Hobart.
Opperman was only 20 when he won this race by a miniscule margin - and only 3 seconds behind the record fastest time.
The cup was presented by the Tasmanian Premier, before a crowd that included many members of the crew and officers from the H.M.S. Dunedin, who were extended invitations.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Sir Hubert Opperman, 1979
|Dimensions:||25.5 cm (Height), 25 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||sporting awards, cup trophies|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)|
|Secondary Classification:||Cycle Racing|
|Inscriptions:||Engraved on front:
'_ A.H. THOMAS PTY. LTD. CUP. _ / CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE STATE / - 125 MILES - / - L'TON TO HOBART - / - WON BY - / H.F. OPPERMAN / _ 25-10-24 _'
|Awarded To:||Mr Hubert Opperman, 25 Oct 1924|
|Sponsor:||A.H. Thomas Pty Ltd, Tasmania, Australia, 1924|
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