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Postcard featuring a photograph of the skiff BRITANNIA sailing on the water

Date: 1919-1939
Overall: 88 x 137 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[008]
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This photograph captured BRITANNIA with the red ensign on its sail, and its crew, sailing on a seemingly quiet Sydney Harbour with wind filling its sails.
    History18ft. skiff racing was an entertaining sport for spectators. Its origins are attributed to Mark Foy and a group of businessmen who founded the Sydney Flying Yacht Squadron, reportedly established on 19 October 1891.

    BRITANNIA and its skipper Georgie Robinson were prominent figures in 18ft. skiff racing between the two world wars.

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