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OSKAR SPECK'S CANOE BEING CARRIED ALONG THE BEACH

Date: 1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 x 105 mm, 0.001 kg
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Wendy Baldock
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00037630

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    HistoryOskar Speck was a German adventurer who, in the 1930s, paddled his kayak SUNNSCHIEN from Europe to Australia. He departed from Ulm in Germany on 18 June 1932, paddling down the Danube at the start of a 50,000 voyage to Australia. His voyage of seven years and four months saw him stopping at ports in Germany, Austria, Hungary, former Yugoslavia, former Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran Jaya, Papua New Guinea and Australia (Saibai Island). He arrived on Saibai Island near Papua New Guinea in the Northern Torres Strait on 20 September 1939.

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