Harold Tapping Memorial Shield, Womens 440yds medley championship


South Australian Maritime Museum

South Australian Maritime Museum
Port Adelaide, Australia

Trophy constructed of a triangular piece of wood resting on a wooden base. Triangular fabric with silver scroll reads: Harold Tapping Memorial Shield, Women's 440 yards Medley Championship. Silver banner above reads E.A.S.C (Ethelton Amateur Swimming Club). Small silver shields surround the centre scroll with the names of the annual winner.

Included are: 1965-66 & 1966-67, Helen Lisk; 1967-68 & 1968-9, Julie Keast; 1972-73 & 1973-74 Judith Paynter; 1974-75 Vicki Davies; 1969-70, 1970-71, & 1971-72 Julie Keast.

The Ethelton Amateur Swimming Club was based in Port Adelaide and initially had its headquarters on the Port River.


  • Title: Harold Tapping Memorial Shield, Womens 440yds medley championship
  • Date Created: 1960-01-01/1960-12-31
  • Provenance: Harold Leslie Tapping (14 May 1901 - 6 September 1964) was an Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Semaphore from 1946 to 1964 for the Australian Labor Party. He was also secretary of the South Australian Amateur Swimming Association. He died in 1964. This award for women’s swimming was named after him.
  • Subject Keywords: Sport
  • Rights: CC-BY, photographer: Peter Bushell

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