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Cup Trophy - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, A.H. Thomas Championship of the State, Launceston to Hobart, Tasmania, 1924 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25.5 cm (Height), 25 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: sporting awards, cup trophies
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Cycle Racing
Tertiary Classification: awards
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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