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Medal - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, Malvern Star Grand Prix Road Race, Wangaratta to Melbourne, Victoria, 1929 Object Reg. No: ST 032234

Summary:
Cycling award for Hubert Opperman, 19th October,1929. Malvern Star Grand Prix. Wangaratta to Melbourne (via Shepparton and Tatura) -182 miles (292.9 km).

This race had 48 starters and three divisions - A, B and C. Opperman was looking in strong form, but had several mishaps including punctures (taking over 20 minutes to repair), and did not finish in the top three. Nonetheless, he was met with a warm reception by the crowd at the end of the race.
Description:
Metal medal enamelled in red, blue and white medal. Gold with red star.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir Hubert Opperman, 1979
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: sporting awards, medals, opperman
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports awards
Awarded To: Mr Hubert Opperman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 Oct 1929
Sponsor: Bruce Small Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1929

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