Challenge Cup Competition
DOB: 15 January 1849 Hamburg, Germany
DOD: 16 December 1926 Newtown, New South Wales
Height: 180cm (5ft. 11in)
Weight: 70kg (11st.)
Billy emigrated from Germany to arrive in Australia in Adelaide as a toddler in August 1849.
What Blueseum has found so far, is that William Hipe played in the Second Twenty during 1874.
Billy was a famous runner winning a number of races. He was quite well known throughout Australia as the Referee's article (below) on him indicates, and that was written when Bill was 76.
1874 June 06
Hipe is named in a 27 man Second Twenty squad to play Essendon in Royal Park.
1874 June 13
Hipe is named in a 28 man Second Twenty squad to play South Park in Albert Park.
1874 June 27
Hipe is named in a 28 man Second Twenty squad that played Carlton Imperial in the University Paddock.
1874 July 04
Hipe is named in a 26 man Second Twenty squad that played North Melbourne In Royal Park.
1874 July 11
Hipe is named in a 27 man Second twenty squad that played St.Kilda at Royal Park.
1874 July 25
Hipe is named in a 28 man Second Twenty squad that played Essendon at Flemington.
1874 September 05
Hipe is named in a 25 man Second Twenty squad that played Brunswick at Royal Park.
1874 October 10
At the Third Annual Carlton Sports Day held at the University ground, W. Hipe won the 150 yard handicap for playing members.
For further details of the Sports Day, see> 1874
Of the many trophies Billy had won during his running career, this Carlton Sports Day Trophy was the one he valued the most.
It was donated to the club by Charlie Kavanagh/Cavanagh a manager of Melbourne's Theatre Royal.
Achievements of Billy HipeThe Weekly Times June 15 p21 1918, wrote about Hipe's career.
Old Time Runner - Billy Hipe's CareerThe Referee (Sydney) January 21 1925, published a letter that Billy wrote from Sydney to a friend living in Richmond Victoria.
To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article127571790