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Commemorative plaque honours the crew of the Australian Imperial Force which won the Kings Cup held between crews of the Allied Forces at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta in 1919. The unveiling of the plaque was completed by Colonel Richard Mallet of the Armed Services and the President of RNSW, Mr. Ivan Adlam.
After the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force eight won the King's Cup at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta at Henley-on-Thames in July 1919, a petition was raised by the stroke of the crew Clive Disher to the King of Great Britain and Ireland to return the cup to Australia. It was his desire that the Cup should be treated as a perpetual trophy to be competed for annually in the Interstate Eight-oar Race held in the various States of the Commonwealth, such Race being the eight-oar Championship of Australia. Fortunately, in time the petition was successful.
|Address:||Old Castlereagh Road , Sydney International Regatta Centre , Castlereagh , 2749|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.723315|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||July 1919|
|Approx. Event End Date:||July 1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 17th February, 2013|
THE KINGS CUP
ROYAL HENLEY PEACE REGATTA
WON BY THE AUSTRALIAN FORCE NO 1. EIGHT OARED CREW FOR COMPETITION BETWEEN CREWS FROM ARMIES OF ALLIED FORCES FOLLOWING CESSATION OF ACTIVITY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1919
Bow Sgt A Robb Derwent RC TAS No 5. Lt H Hauenstein MM Leichardt/ Balmain RC NSW
No 2 Lt F House Derwent RC TAS No.6 Maj S Middleton DSO Glebe/ Sydney RC NSW
No.3 Lt T McGill Leichardt RC NSW No. 7 Gnr G Nettam West Aust. RC WA
No.4 Gnr A Scott Murray Bridge RC SA No. 8 Capt C Disher MUBC VIC
Coxswain Sgt A Smedley Sydney RC NSW
Coaches LtCol N Marshall DSC MC and Lt H Ross Soden
FOLLOWING A PETITION FROM THE VICTORIAN ROWING ASSOCIATION 1920 AND WITH THE GRACIOUS CONCURRENCE OF HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V MAY 1921, NOW PRESENTED AS A PERPETUAL TROPHY COMPETED FOR ANNUALLY IN THE INTERSTATE EIGHT OARED RACE OF AUSTRALIA
Erected by NSW Rowing Association
17th February 2013