Leather travelling trunk, presented to Sir Hubert Opperman in 1934

Object Type
Personal effects/Travel and leather goods/Trunk
Civic mementoes/Plaque
Date Used
Jul 1934
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Large leather travelling trunk. In 1934 Hubert Opperman cycled from Land's End in Cornwall, England, to John O'Groats in Scotland - the length of Great Britain - in the record time of 2 days 6 hours and 33 minutes. In recognition of this feat, the British bicycle manufacturer, Birmingham Small Arms (B.S.A.), awarded Opperman this trunk, featuring a plaque, reading: 'B.S.A./PRESENTED BY B.S.A./TO/HUBERT OPPERMAN/AS A MEMENTO OF/LANDS END TO/JOHN O'GROATS/JULY 1934.'. On side of trunk is painted the initials: 'H.O.'.
0 - Whole: H: 385 W: 1020 D: 560mm (H: 15 3/16 W: 40 3/16 D: 22 1/16")
Date Used
Jul 1934
On outward loan
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Sir Hubert Opperman





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