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Transparencies depicting speedboat and hydroplane racing

Date: 1968 - 1971
Medium: transparency
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Graeme Andrews
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS1216

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [977] consists of black-and-white negatives taken by amateur ferry and speed boating historian Graeme Andrews relating to inshore and offshore speedboat and hydroplane racing, tests, trials, waterskiing and other events.

    Some of the events photographed include the St George Hydroplane Trials, Silverwater Lions Day, Whiskey Cup, B.P. Sydney to Newcastle Race, Miss World competition, flying boat surf boat race, State Outboard Champion Titles, Cabarita Ski Day, trials of LEWITZ and WASP TWO, and views of Silverwater.
    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

    Primary 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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