Plaque, The Bidlake Memorial Prize 1934

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Trophy/Decorative/Plaque
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Engraved plaque "The Bidlake Memorial Prize" awarded to Hubert Opperman in 1934. Rectangular pewter plaque, set in a black wooden frame. Displayed in polished wood presentation box with engraved name plate on lid: "THE BIDLAKE MEMORIAL PRIZE/HUBERT OPPERMAN". The plaque itself features a raised image of Thomas Frederick Biddy’ Bidlake (1867-1933). The inscription below reads: " PRESENTED TO/HUBERT OPPERMAN/ FOR HIS BICYCLE ROAD RECORDS OF 24 HOURS/ LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROATS AND 1000 MILES/ ACCOMPLISHED IN ONE RIDE . JULY. 1934" Box lined with green velvet. Two green ribbons affixed to base for lifting the plaque out. Plaque has a hinged prop at back and two metal hanging rings. A card time-line of winners of the prize from 1934-1977 is included and features an image of the plaque on the front.
0 - Whole: H: 185 W: 275 D: 25mm (H: 7 5/16 W: 10 13/16 D: 1")
0 - Whole: H: 205 W: 300 D: 45mm (H: 8 1/16 W: 11 13/16 D: 1 3/4")
0 - Whole: H: 230 W: 160 D: 3mm (H: 9 1/16 W: 6 5/16 D: 1/8")
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Lady Opperman.



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