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Medal - New South Wales Rowing Association, New South Wales, Australia, post 1878 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20529

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
post 1878 (AD)
Mint: Sydney
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Bronze New South Wales Rowing Association medal. The New South Wales Rowing Association (NSWRA) was formed in 1878 in response to a challenge from Victoria for a race to be held in 1879. Three clubs were part of the Association at the time of formation. Since 1878 the number of rowing clubs in NSW has grown to more than 30 clubs today, as well as schools with rowing programs. The NSWRA governs the sport of rowing in NSW. It sets rules for racing, determines boat classes for racing events, sets an annual calendar of regattas and promotes rowing in NSW.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: rowing, sport
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, New South Wales Rowing Association, Glebe, New South Wales, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Prize
DateEra: post 1878 AD
Obverse Description: N.S.W.ROWING ASSOCIATION/SYDNEY/ESTABD 1878 Viking oared boat with 3 sails(in the shape of flags)
Reverse Description: Laurel wreath, 2 shields crossed at centre top. In centre; rope with knot at centre btm.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
N.S.W.ROWING ASSOCIATION/SYDNEY/ESTABD 1878 Viking oared boat with 3 sails(in the shape of flags) (obverse)
Laurel wreath, 2 shields crossed at centre top. In centre; rope with knot at centre btm. (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: New South Wales Rowing Association (NSWRA), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch

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