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Replica rowlock from KURRANULLA

Overall: 295 mm, 3 kg
Medium: Stainless steel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Object Name: Rowlock
Object No: AX009747

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    Replica rowlock from the surf boat KURRANULLA.
    SignificanceThis is one of the last double-ended surf boats built. It represents a phase of Surf Life Saving history and surf rescue boat design which was replaced by a new design of surf boat (with a tuck stern), which was in turn replaced by power craft. The boat represents a key sporting activity emblematic of Australian beach culture.
    HistoryKURRANULLA is a 7.29 metre surf patrol boat built for Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club in NSW by Balmain boatbuilders Roy Phillips & Sons. The boat was bought with funds raised by the Club's Ladies Committee and christened with the original Aboriginal name of Cronulla. Built in 1964 as a club patrol and work boat KURRANULLA was the last traditional double ended design used by the Club.

    After 20 years patrolling the beach swimming area, setting buoys for life-saving carnivals and competing in club races every Sunday, the boat was restored for the Club by inmates from the NSW Department of Corrective Services in 1984. It was then presented as a gift to the National Maritime Museum in 1987.

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