1938 Royal Hobart Centenary Regatta Medal

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Hobart celebrated 100 years since its first regatta by holding a centenary regatta on 19 to 22 February 1938.
I particularly love that time has toned the mast of the sail the right colour.

This medal was issued in commemoration of the event. In the same year white Australia celebrated the 150th anniversary of British colonisation.

The first Hobart Town Regatta was held in December 1838. It was the first sailing competition in Tasmania to which 'the common people were invited'.

The Regatta was promoted by Governor Sir John Franklin, who is pictured on this medal. Even today the Regatta is known as 'People's Day'.

It has an Oxidized silver finish with a plain edge.

Obverse Description:

Bust of Sir John Franklin facing left and of Abel Tasman facing right on either side of the mast of a sailing ship, around above, TASMANIA COMMEMORATES; below, FRANKLIN AND TASMAN in small letters below the mint name, STOKES MELB.

Reverse Description:

At centre a map of Tasmania with ships mast and sail set at centre, on right a radiate sun around above, ROYAL HOBART, below, CENTENARY REGATTA; to left and right the date, 1938.

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