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Transparencies depicting speedboat events

Date: 1969 - 1984
Medium: Transparencies
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Graeme Andrews
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS1240

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [999] consists of black-and-white negatives taken by amateur ferry and speed boating historian Graeme Andrews relating to speedboats, racing, tests, trials and other events. They depict various speedboats by companies such as Stacer, Trimcraft, Sea Trex, Pride Premier, Swiftcraft, Trailcraft, Markham, Seafarer, Vickers, Quintrex and Savage, equipped with motors by Mariner, Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Yamaha, and Volvo.

    The photographs depict the Parramatta River, Berowra Waters and Cammeray, New South Wales, workshops and sheds, damaged boats, a slipway, ferries, dinghies and ski boats.
    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

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

    Web title: Transparencies depicting speedboat events

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