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Postcard featuring a black and white photograph of skiff sailing in the water,

Date: 1919-1939
Dimensions:
Overall: 139 x 88 mm
Medium: Cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Faye Magner
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS1377[018]
Related Place:Sydney Harbour,

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    Description
    This photograph captured an 18ft. skiff sailing on a seemingly quiet Sydney Harbour with wind filling its sails. Behind its is a small row boat with two people inside. The sunlight is reflecting off the small waves creating light colored spots on the water.
    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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