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Pittwater Regatta 1926, motor boat handicap, 2nd prize, KOONYA, W.J. Dalgarno

Date: 1926
Dimensions:
Overall: 72 x 52 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Metal: silver, brass, glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Izetta McKimm
Object Name: Stopwatch
Object No: 00029032
Place Manufactured:Schweiz

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    Description
    This silver Swiss pocket stop watch was awarded as the second prize in the Pittwater Regatta the motor boat handicap in 1926. It was presented to Wallis James Dalgarno (1876-1933) driver of the motor boat KOONYA. He was a yachting and motor boat enthusiast and wrote for 'The Australian Motor Boat and Yachting Monthly' under the nom de plume 'The Mate'.
    SignificanceThis watch trophy represents the sport of competitive motor boat racing in Australia during the early 20th century. Wallis James Dalgarno was a prominant figure in the sport.
    HistoryKOONYA was built by Reg Holmes on Parrramatta River in 1926. It was used by the Dalgarno family until it was sold in 1933 after Wallis James Dalgarno's death.
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    Web title: Stop watch trophy, second prize in motor boat handicap Pittwater Regatta awarded to W J Dalgarno in KOONYA

    Primary title: Pittwater Regatta 1926, motor boat handicap, 2nd prize, KOONYA, W.J. Dalgarno

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