Medal - St George Rowing Club Sculling Trophy, Queensland, Australia, 1888 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 9512

Australia Queensland
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Digger, William
Other Details: St George Rowing Club sculling trophy presented by C.B. Fisher & Co. to William Digger on 19 March 1888. St George is small town located in southern Queensland, near the New South Wales border. Capital of the Balonne Shire, it is located on the Balonne River, and has long been known for its water sports. Athletic Queensland: a History of Amateur Rowing... recorded in 1900 that 'The climate of Queensland is one particularly adapted to rowing, and presuming the day's labour to end at 4.30 or 5pm, a man can easily have a good row in either summer or winter...Queensland posseses some magnificent specimens of manhood...' The year after this medal was issued the Queensland Rowing Association was formed, governing amateur rowing in Queensland. Centres for rowing were located in Brisbane, Maryborough and Rockhampton; the 1900 history of rowing fails to mention the rowing activities in the small regional centre of St George.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from N Digger, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Width), 45 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: rowing, sport
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports prizes
DateEra: 1888 AD
Obverse Description: Crossed oars on shield with ornate surround
Reverse Description: Inscribed; PRESENTED BY / C.B.FISHER & Co. / >ST.G.R.C.< / ALL COMERS / SCULLING TROPHY / WON BY / William Digger / 19th. March 1888
Inscriptions: (edge)
Crossed oars on shield with ornate surround (obverse)
Inscribed; PRESENTED BY / C.B.FISHER & Co. / >ST.G.R.C.< / ALL COMERS / SCULLING TROPHY / WON BY / William Digger / 19th. March 1888 (reverse)
Shape: Rectangle and loop
Material: Gold
Issued By: St. George Rowing Club, Queensland, Australia
Awarded To: William Digger
Organisation Named: C.B. Fisher & Co.

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