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Balmain Regatta 9 November 1888

Date: 1888
Dimensions:
Overall: 135 x 110 mm, 30.74 g
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Michael Cross
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Program
Object No: 00045178
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This program was for the Balmain Regatta held on 9 November 1888. It contains an advertisement for the boat builder William H Golding of Broderick Street, Fig Tree Point at Balmain. Golding was a pioneer boat builder during the 19th century and active in the sport of sailing.
    SignificanceThis program documents the activities of W H Golding a Sydney boat builder and designer active from the 1880s to the 1920s. It provides valuable information on local and interstate regattas of the same era as well as vessels that Golding sailed, designed and built.
    HistoryRegattas were central to competitive boating in the 19th century and functioned as a social and sporting event, often marking official anniversaries in a public aquatic spectacle. Civic leaders, politicians and merchants offered patronage and sponsorship and their attendance at the races generated great public interest.

    The first Balmain Regatta was held in 1849 and continued running until 1934. It was started again in 1994 by the Wooden Boat Association and the Balmain Sailing Club began participating again in 1995.

    William H Golding was a Balmain, Sydney based boat builder and designer active from the 1880s to the 1920s. He constructed yachts and skiffs including ITONIA, FLORRIE, MISCHIEF, BETTY, EILEEN, GOLDIE, BROTHERS and SENGA. Golding also took part in competitive sailing in Sydney Harbour.
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    Web title: Balmain Regatta 9 November 1888

    Primary title: Balmain Regatta 9 November 1888

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