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Reproduced courtesy of Graeme Andrews

IN THE RED at speed

Date: 1969
Medium: Negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Graeme Andrews
Object Copyright: © Graeme Andrews
Object Name: Negative
Object No: ANMS1193[555]
Related Place:Botany,

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    A black and white image of the open power boat IN THE RED (HU8IN) with outboard engine at speed on Botany Bay, Sydney, likely driven by John Hudson.
    SignificancePowerboat racing has a long history in Sydney waters and speeds could reach up to 150 km/hr making it a thrilling sport to watch from the safety of the water’s edge.
    HistoryPowerboat races on Botany Bay were popular weekend spectator sports, they also took place on public holidays and drew large crowds with their appeal of being exciting, outdoors and free.
    Outboard race boats on Botany Bay would probably reach speeds between 50 and 90 km/hr on the straights depending on the sea conditions. Such a speed looks and feels much faster than it does in a car.
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    Photographer: Graeme Andrews

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