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Medal and sash awarded to Iddo Munro for fastest time Warrnambool to Melbourne 165 mile road race, 1909

1909

Australian Sports Museum

Australian Sports Museum
East Melbourne, Australia

Medal and sash awarded to Iddo Munro for fastest time in Warrnambool to Melbourne race, 1909. Light blue colour silk sash (mostly faded to cream/ brown) with metallic coil tassels and painted inscription reads "AUSTRALASIAN ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP, / SEASON 1909-10". Medal has engraved shield centre and wings extending from the sides. Inscription on the shield reads, "DUNLOP / BLUE RIBAND AND BADGE / PRESENTED TO / I. R. MUNRO / IN RECOGNITION OF / ESTABLISHING FASTEST TIME / IN THE / WARRNAMBOOL TO MELBOURNE / ROAD RACE - 165 MILES / TIME 7HRS 13 MINS 51 SECS / DATE - 2ND OCT 09 / WORLD'S RECORD". Reverse has broken pin joints and makers mark stamped at bottom indicating sterling silver.

Details

  • Title: Medal and sash awarded to Iddo Munro for fastest time Warrnambool to Melbourne 165 mile road race, 1909
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Provenance: Kindly donated to the National Sports Museum by Lindy Louise Kreun (nee Munro), granddaughter of IDDO Robert Munro.
  • Medium: Sterling silver; Silk; Metallic thread; Fabric Paint

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