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'Old Time sailing Reminiscences'

Date: 1920s - 1930s
Overall: 255 x 315 x 45 mm, 1.95 kg
Medium: Cloth, leather, ink and photographic prints on paper, card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Scrapbook
Object No: 00014618

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    This scrap book is bound in striated blue cloth and a half red leather cover. It contains newspaper clippings from the 'Sports Referee', with the title 'I remember- sailing reminiscences racing in Brisbane and Sydney'. It also includes information and photographs of trips made to Sydney during the 1920s.
    SignificanceThis scrap book provides a record of small racing clubs in Brisbane and wider Queensland. It represents skiff racing and rowing in Queensland in the 1920s.
    HistoryR Dick Silvester was a veteran of sailing in Queensland, Australia and crewed on the famous 22-foot skiff BULLETIN in the 1890s. He maintained an interest in sailing through out his life and contributed a column to the 'Sports Referee' in the 1920s titled 'I remember- Sailing Reminiscences in Brisbane and Sydney' In recognition of his services to 16-ft skiff racing, the Queensland Association elected him as its first life member. Over a twelve year period he was active in raising funds to send Queensland representatives to complete in regattas in Perth, Hobart and Sydney.
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    Web title: 'Old Time sailing Reminiscences'

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