Collection R10 - Hobart Regatta programmes

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Hobart Regatta programmes


  • 1899-1941 (Creation)

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4 programmes printed on 'satin'

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The Royal Hobart Regatta began in 1838, is a series of aquatic competitions and displays held annually in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and is Tasmania's oldest sporting event. The regatta runs for three days, ending on the second Monday in February, and dominates the whole river for the duration of the event. The regatta of 6 February 1934 was the first to be called the Royal Hobart Regatta, the title being conferred by King George V. On 1 December 1838, the first Hobart Town Anniversary Regatta was held in Hobart, Tasmania to celebrate the Tasmanian Anniversary of the 17th-century European discovery of the island by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island on 24 November 1642. It was decided that the annual anniversary regatta should be celebrated by the wearing of a sprig of silver wattle blossom tied with British Navy blue ribbon.[4] It was begun by the then Governor of Tasmania, Sir John Franklin. Franklin provided free food and beer for all of the spectators, and the tradition of free entry continues to this day.
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Presented by the Royal Hobart Regatta Association

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Collection consists of four regatta programmes printed on 'satin'. May be silk with a fringed border. The programs details various rowing and sailing events. One Hobart Regatta programme and three Royal Hobart Regatta Programs as the regatta of 6 February 1934 was the first to be called the Royal Hobart Regatta, the title being conferred by King George V.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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Official silk programs of the Hobart Regatta listing events and compeitors.
available TAHO -

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Royal Hobart Regatta Association available TAHO -

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CE August 2018




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