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Material relating to Australian and international rowing

Date: 1954 - 1960
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patsy Webb
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0373

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    This archive series numbered [001] - [011] consists of material collected by distinguished Australian rower Kevyn Parke Webb relating to various aspects of rowing. It includes an article on German rowing, three circulars from the New South Wales Rowing Association, one circular from the Sydney Rowing Club, Olympic rowing trial stoke instructions, a handbook, letter, report of European rowing championships, report from New South Wales Rowing Association, and a transcript of the Swiss Olympic coach Willy Dubach explaining the prerequisites for success in world class.
    SignificanceThis material collected by rower and administrator Kevyn Parke Webb reveals aspects of the administrative and financial structure of the sport of rowing in New South Wales and other states of Australia from the 1890s. It also alludes to the global context in which the sport operated.
    HistoryKevyn Parke Webb’s distinguished rowing career began in 1938 when he joined Haberfield Rowing Club in Sydney. In 1939 he won the Walker and Hall cup and went on to represent Australia in the New Zealand Centennial Games of 1939-1940. Webb represented Australia at numerous games, including the 1950 empire games in Auckland, Canterbury Centennial Games 1950 - 1951, Cardiff Empire Games 1957 - 1958, and was team captain for the Australian squad during the Olympic Games at Lake Albano, Rome. Webb appears to have competed until the 1960s, being heavily involved with rowing club committees and associations from the 1940s through to 1987, when he became president of the New South Wales Rowing Association. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Australia for service to rowing.
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    Web title: Material relating to Australian and international rowing


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