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Object - Melbourne Red Cross Younger Set Memorial Swish trophy

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

Description
1 pewter cup resting on top of a plastic platform with an engraved plate
Size
19 x 10 cm
Object Registration
2004.908
Keywords
nameplates
Historical information
A metal cup engraved with 'Melbourne Red Cross Younger Set' sits on top of a plastic base, which has a dark coloured plate attached to the front side. On the front plate is engraved "Memorial SWISH - Trophy, Commemorating Annual Contests between the R.V.I.B. and Younger Set Teams". On the rear side are engraved the winners of the trophy: 1975 - RVIB, 1976 - RVIB, 1977 - RVIB, 1978 - MRCYS.
The Melbourne Red Cross Younger Set were an auxiliary of RVIB that helped provide awareness and raised funds for services. Swish is a form of table tennis that is played without sight. The ball contains a bell and is hit with a rectangular bat under the board that acts as a net. This cup represented the annual game between the Auxiliary and RVIB players.
When Made
1975-1978
Made By
Lewbury (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Memorial SWISH - Trophy, Commemorating Annual Contests between the R.V.I.B. and Younger Set Teams
1975 - RVIB, 1976 - RVIB, 1977 - RVIB, 1978 - MRCYS
Last updated
3 Mar 2020 at 2:47PM