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27th Anniversary Regatta Hobart Town Tuesday 11 December 1866

Date: c 1866
Dimensions:
Overall: 210 x 450 mm
Medium: Silk
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Silk program
Object No: 00000734
Place Manufactured:Tasmania

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    Description
    This silk program is inscribed 27th Anniversary Regatta at Hobart Town on Tuesday 11 December 1866. The regatta was held to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of Tasmania in 1642 by Tasman. Sailing regattas played an important role in the early colony's social, sporting and recreational calendar.
    SignificanceThis program is representative of regattas in Australia during the mid-19th century.
    HistoryRegattas were central to competitive boating in the 19th century and functioned as a social and sporting event, as well as a marker of official anniversaries in a public aquatic spectacle. Civic leaders, politicians and merchants offered patronage and sponsorship. This community regatta often featured several races, including rowing, sculling and sailing events usually for professional watermen and amateurs.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: SILK PROGRAMME INSCRIBED 'TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY REGATTA HOBART TOWN TUESDAY, 11TH DECEMBER 1866'

    Web title: 27th Anniversary Regatta Hobart Town Tuesday 11 December 1866

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