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Members of the 1950-51 Champions NSW Eights at Sydney Rowing Club

Date: c 1951
Medium: Black and white negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Christine Stewart
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Negative
Object No: ANMS1288[028]

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    Description
    These two Sydney Rowing Club members wear the NSW Eights Championships 1950 - 51 blazers in this black and white negative taken at Sydney Rowing Club. In 1950-51 a SRC Eight won the won the State 2000 metre championship as well as the 3 mile event; and for the fourth year in a row a NSW crew including members of SRC won the King's Cup, the Australian Men's Eight-0ared Championship.
    SignificanceThis negative is associated with other rowing memorabilia that documents the history of Sydney Rowing Club from the late ninteenth century to the mid twentieth century as well as the club's role in sending the Australian Eights crew to participate at the Olympic Games in Stockholm and the Royal Henley Regatta in 1912.
    HistorySydney Rowing Club is the oldest Rowing Club in New South Wales and was founded in 1870. It was originally situated at East Circular Quay but heavy water traffic necessitated a move to Woolloomooloo in 1889 and then to Abbotsford on the Parramatta River.

    Australia first sent rowers to Stockholm 1912. The eight won the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Regatta en route to Sweden. A change of personnel between Henley and Stockholm resulted in the crew losing some form and it missed a medal, whilst the Leander crew, which finished second at Henley, won the gold medal for Great Britain.






    Additional Titles

    Web title: Members of the 1950-51 Champions NSW Eights at Sydney Rowing Club

    Assigned title: NSW Eights Champions 1950-51

    Collection title: Charles Keith Stewart Collection

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