The History of Fullbore Target Rifle Competition in Victoria
 
" Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, the Winner of the Queens Prize .............."
 
The Victorian Rifle Association was formed in 1860 and held its first individual competition at the end of that year.
 
The first "Queen's Trophy" competition in Victoria was held in 1881 on a range at emerald Hill in the Albert-Middle Park area.
 
The "Winner of the Queens Prize" remains a highly coveted title amongst fullbore shooters.
 
Percy Pavey MBE Percy Pavey dominated his chosen sport in the same manner as Sir Hubert Opperman in cycling, Sir Donald Bradman in cricket, and Sir Norman Brookes in tennis. His career as a top marksman spanned more than 30 years.
 
The great Percy Pavey remained unchallenged as the greatest Australian competitive marksman during the .303 era.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another Victorian shooter, James Corbett, has an impressive Queens Prize tally of 25 victories. James has also represented Australia in the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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