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Rowing team Newman College, second eight 1922

Date: 1922
Overall: 305 x 424 mm, 0.15 kg
Medium: silver gelatin print mounted on card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00016689
Place Manufactured:Melbourne

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    This photograph of Melbourne's Newman College Second Eight, was presented to coach J L Lanfranchi by the crew WT Greening (cox) JB O'Collins (stroke), JE McMahon (7), JG Hayden (6), JL Doyle (5), BF Stewart (4), JJ Hamilton (3), CMO Berne (2) and TW Meagher (bow).
    SignificanceThis photograph provides an important pictorial record of Australian college rowing during the early 1900s.
    HistoryRowing was promoted in independent schools and university colleges in England and Australia as an athletic practice to improve the mind as well as the body, and promote the ideal of amateurism in sport - doing the task for its own sake rather than for monetary rewards. This fostered the notion of the gentleman rower and intensified divisions along religious and class lines where manual labourers (watermen) were excluded from amateur competitions for a long time. Rowing Eights represented the most difficult form of crew rowing requiring intensive training, coordination and stamina.
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    Photographer: The Sears Studio

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