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Seventy-fifth Anniversary Regatta program

Date: 1863
Dimensions:
Overall: 395 x 345 x 35 mm
Medium: Silk, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Silk program
Object No: 00032244
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This silk program was produced for the 75th Anniversary Regatta in 1863 held on Sydney Harbour to mark the founding of the colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788. It details fourteen rowing and sailing races open to a variety of vessels crewed by youths, gentlemen, amateurs and licensed watermen.
    SignificanceThis program is representative of rowing in Australia in the 19th century. Regattas provided the community with both a social and sporting event.
    HistoryThe Anniversary Regatta was first held in 1837 after a group of citizens from Sydney decided to celebrate the landing of the First Fleet on 26 January 1788. The regatta consisted of rowing and sailing races and always had a flagship, either a navy, merchant ship or later a passenger liner. This social and sporting event was very popular with the public who would take picnic refreshments to the foreshore and attend balls and recitals in the evening.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Seventy-fifth Anniversary Regatta program

    Primary title: ANNIVERSARY REGATTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 26th 1863, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLONY

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