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Radio transcripts relating to the 1983 America's Cup

Date: c 1983
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0826

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [089] consists of radio transcripts and associated material for the Australian Broadcasting Commission collected by Australian journalist and author Bruce Stannard relating to the 1983 America's Cup.

    It includes 81 'ABC Sports Roundup' radio scripts written by Stannard for July, August, and September 1983, along with three telex messages, a newspaper clipping, media release, and race time sheet.
    SignificanceJournalist, author and photographer Bruce Stannard's material is significant in documenting the reporting of the AUSTRALIA II challenge for the America's Cup and showing the protagonists, participants, and yachts from the successful 1983 campaign, and other yachting events.
    HistoryIn 1848 Queen Victoria instigated the creation of a golden cup, known as the 'One Hundred Guinea Cup' to be awarded for a yacht race. The competition would be open to all nations. In the inaugural race on 22 August 1851 the United States built schooner AMERICA challenged 16 British vessels and was victorious in the 85 kilometre race around the Isle of Wight. The competition is still in operation today and one of the most respected and prestigious sailing competitions to be held in the world.
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    Web title: Radio transcripts relating to the 1983 America's Cup

    Primary title: RADIO TRANSCRIPTS AND ASSOCIATED PAPER BASED MATERIAL FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION RELATING TO THE 1983 AMERICA'S CUP, COLLECTED BY JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR BRUCE STANNARD

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