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Memorabilia relating to Jack and Valerie Lewitz's speed boat careers

Date: 1950s - 1960s
Medium: Paper based material
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Carol and Gordon Billett
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS1165

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [076] consists of speed boat memorabilia relating to the successful racing careers of Jack and Valerie Lewitz in New South Wales during the 1950s and 1960s.

    It includes 63 newspaper and magazine clippings from Australian and New Zealand publications; Australasian Boating and Esso News magazines; letters from clubs and the Maritime Services Board; an Australian Power Boat Association form; a flyer advertising the Central Coast Powerboat Championship; and two certificates.
    SignificanceThis collection illustrates the boom era of speedboating in the decades after World War II. The increasing affordability and widespread use of cars, engines and the advent of mass production made speedboating affordable and the sport became a popular pastime.
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    Web title: Memorabilia relating to Jack and Valerie Lewitz's speed boat careers

    Primary title: Paper based material concerning power boating memorabilia relating to the racing careers of Jack and Valerie Lewitz in NSW during the 1950s and 1960s collected by Mrs Lewitz

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