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N18092 Medal, 1904 NSW ASA Championship 440 yards, silver, made by William Kerr, won by Barney Kieran, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1904. Click to enlarge.

Medal won by Bernard Bede Kieran in the 1904 NSW ASA 440 yards race

Made by Kerr, William in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1904.

Sport and achievement has been traditionally rewarded with trophies and medals. The sporting clubs prevalent at the beginning of the twentieth century released a large number of awards personally endorsed to the successful athlete.

Summary

Object No.

N18092

Object Statement

Medal, 1904 NSW ASA Championship 440 yards, silver, made by William Kerr, won by Barney Kieran, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1904

Physical Description

Medal, 1904 NSW ASA Championship 440 yards, silver, made by W Kerr, won by Barney Kieran, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1904

A silver medal in the style of a wreath with banners where text is engraved. At the centre of the medal is a shield-like shape that is engraved with two people swimming. On the back of the medal is engraved the details of the race and the name of the second prize winner. The name of the maker of the medal is stamped below. At the top of the medal is a hoop for hanging.

Marks

Engraved on obverse, '1904 / N.S.W A.S.A / CHAMPIONSHIP / 440 YDS'

Engraved on reverse, 'BALMAIN S.C. / 23.1.04. / 440 Yds Champ / of N.S.W. / 2nd Prize. / B.B.KERAN.[sic] / W. KERR'

Dimensions

Height

40 mm

Width

30 mm

Depth

3 mm

Production

Notes

The medal was made by William Kerr in 1904.

History

Notes

Bernard Bede (Barney) Kieran (1886-1906) was an Australian champion swimmer. This medal was won by Kieran for second place in the NSW Amateur Swimming Association's 440 yards championships at Balmain pool.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr H W Roberts, 1941

Acquisition Date

23 February 1963

Cite this Object

Harvard

Medal won by Bernard Bede Kieran in the 1904 NSW ASA 440 yards race 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 June 2019, <https://ma.as/299709>

Wikipedia

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