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Disappearing man shooting trophy donated by Lt Col ER Drury to the Queensland Rifle Association, 1890

Disappearing man rifle shooting trophy 

Type:   Trophies and awards

Current Location: Queensland Military Memorial Museum

Period: c.1890

Where Made: Brisbane

Description: Silver goblet-shaped trophy c.30cm high, ornately decorated, and engraved " Lance Corp.M.E.Mills. 1890/Mr. A. Morrison. 1891/Sergt. Major Rigby. 1892/Finally won by/Sergt. Major Rigby. 1893"

A "disappearing man" target is available for firing at for only a limited period. This trophy for the "Disappearing Man" Target Prize was presented to the Queensland Rifle Association for competition in 1890 by Lieutenant Colonel E.R. Drury, Queensland Artillery (later Colonel). But it was only ever competed for four times. A condition of competition was that if the same man won it twice in a row he retained it permanently. It was won in the fourth year of competition for the second time by Sergeant Major Peter Rigby, 2nd Battalion Scots Guard in 1893.
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