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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.

Location

Address:Old Castlereagh Road , Sydney International Regatta Centre , Castlereagh , 2749
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.723315
Long: 150.671465
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:July 1919
Approx. Event End Date:July 1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th February, 2013
Front Inscription

                                           THE KINGS CUP
                            ROYAL HENLEY PEACE REGATTA
                                              JULY 1919
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

 

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