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Rose Bowl

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Street Tatura VIC

Description
Large silver rose bowl provided by Mr H.S. Reilly to promote the annual tennis tournament (Australia Day). First presented in 1956 and won in perpetuity in 1962. Winners' names inscribed for each year.
Size
H 24 cm x W 24 cm
Object Registration
L0428
Keywords
tatura, recreations, sports, tatura lawn tennis club, australia day tennis tournament, h s reilly, val constable nee hustable, mrs n nethersole, miss p radford, mrs d constable, miss m burke
Historical information
This trophy was initiated at T.LC. in 1956, donated by Mr H.S. (Tib) Reilly to attract prominent district & Melbourne players to the annual tournament on Australia Day weekend. The conditions were that any player winning the event 3 times would hold the trophy permanently and Mr Reilly undertook to provide a replacement. Mrs Val Constable (nee Huxtable) won the trophy outright for the first time in 1962 and she has donated it to the museum to honour Mr Reilly's contribution to the Tatura community. Mr Reilly was a prominent businessman, J.P. and very active in promoting the development of Tatura. Winners from 1956-1962: 1956 Mrs N. Nethersole, 1957 Miss P. Radford, 1958 Miss V. Huxtable, 1959 Mrs D. Constable, 1960 Mrs N. Nethersole, 1961 Miss M. Burke, 1962 Mrs D. Constable.
Tatura Lawn Tennis Club Mr H.S. Reilly T.L.T.C. Annual Tennis Tournament (Australia Day).
When Made
1956
Inscriptions & Markings
Tatura Lawn Tennis Club. Ladies Open Singles Championship H.S. Reilly Rose Bowl
Last updated
18 Feb 2020 at 10:52AM