Australia at the 1930 British Empire Games

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Australia at the 1930 British Empire Games was represented by a handful of athletes and abbreviated AUS.

Australia was one of only eleven countries to be represented at these inaugural Games.

At these first Games, Australia won only eight medals against England's 61. The Australians' return home was delayed because the RMS Tahiti on which they were due to travel sank during the Games.[1]

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 3 4 1 8

Gold[edit]

  • Henry "Bobby" Robert Pearce - Men's Singles Sculls
  • Noel Phillip Ryan - Men's 1500 Yards Freestyle - 18 min 55.4 s
  • Noel Phillip Ryan - Men's 440 Yards Freestyle - 5 min 3.0 s

Silver[edit]

  • William "Tickle" Miller Whyte - Men's 1 Mile Run - 4 min 17.0 s
  • Alex "Alex" John Hillhouse - Men's 2 Mile Steeplechase
  • Alex "Alex" John Hillhouse - Men's 3 Mile Run - 14 min 27.6 s
  • Dudley C. Gallagher - Men's Middleweight Division (75 kg)

Bronze[edit]

  • George Augustus Golding - Men's 440 Yard Run/Quarter Mile - 49.6 s (in heat)

1930 Australian Team & Results[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 440 Yard Run/Quarter Mile

  • George Augustus Golding - Bronze, 49.6 s (in heat)
  • Herbert Alexander Bascombe - 6th, 49.4 s (in heat)

Men's 880 Yard Run/Half Mile

  • Herbert Alexander Bascombe - 5th in Heat 1
  • George Augustus Golding - Did Not Finish

Men's 1 Mile Run

  • William "Tickle" Miller Whyte - Silver, 4 min 17.0 s
  • Russell McDougall - 7th

Men's 2 Mile Steeplechase

  • Alex John Hillhouse - Silver

Men's 3 Mile Run

  • Alex John Hillhouse - Silver, 14 min 27.6 s

Men's 6 Mile Run

  • Alex John Hillhouse - Did Not Start

Men's 4 x 110 Yard Relay

  • Australia - Did Not Start

Boxing[edit]

Men's Middleweight Division (75 kg)

  • Dudley C. Gallagher - Silver

Rowing[edit]

Men's Singles Sculls

  • Robert Pearce - Gold

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 Yards Backstroke

  • (Ivan) William Cameron - 4th

Men's 100 Yards Freestyle

  • (Ivan) William Cameron - 4th

Men's 1500 Yards Freestyle

  • Noel Phillip Ryan - Gold, 18 min 55.4 s

Men's 440 Yards Freestyle

  • Noel Phillip Ryan - Gold, 4 min 39.8 s

Officials[edit]

  • Honorary Manager - Hugh Richard Weir (VIC)
  • Honorary Coach-Trainer - Harvey Howard Fargher (VIC)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EMPIRE GAMES.". Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954) (Port Pirie, SA: National Library of Australia). 20 August 1930. p. 1. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 

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