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Transparencies depicting speedboat and hydroplane racing

Date: 1960 - 1980
Medium: Transparencies
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Graeme Andrews
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS1196

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [973] consists of transparencies taken by amateur ferry and speed boating historian Graeme Andrews relating to inshore and offshore speedboat racing in and around the eastern states of Australia. It includes 971 black-and-white and colour transparencies, depicting various power boats at speed, hydroplanes, outboard and inboard V8 petrol engines, drivers and spectators, sailing craft, water skiers, motor vehicle service manual and a motor launch.
    SignificanceThis collection illustrates the boom era of speedboating in the decades after World War II. The increasing affordability and widespread use of cars, engines and the advent of mass production made speedboating affordable and the sport became a popular pastime.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Transparencies depicting speedboat and hydroplane racing

    Assigned title: Collection of photographs and other paper based material collected by Graeme Andrews relating to Australian Speedboat racing and Powerboats 1960 - 1980.

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