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Material relating to the Balmain Ladies Rowing Club

Date: 1930s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Joan Lega
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0598

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [007] consists of material concerning the Balmain Ladies Rowing Club (previously known as the Balmain District Ladies Sculling Club). It includes a 1934 club annual report; a letter written by Daisy Beattie (nee Gunther) to Joan Lega; a postcard depicting Daisy Beattie and cox in rowing skiff; a program for the club's first annual regatta in 1933; two reports on the history of the club; and one photograph depicting the club's members at Rodd Island.
    SignificanceThis collection offers a rare personal glimpse into women’s rowing of the 1930s in Australia.
    HistoryThe Balmain District Ladies Sculling Club was formed in 1915 and operated on a professional basis until 1925 when it became amateur club for one year. In 1930 the club again decided to operate on an amateur basis and changed their name to Balmain Ladies Rowing Club. The club's first amateur regatta was held on march 1933.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: MATERIAL CONCERNING THE BALMAIN LADIES ROWING CLUB (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE BALMAIN DISTRICT LADIES SCULLING CLUB) COLLECTED BY MRS JOAN LEGA, INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE EARLY HISTORY OF WOMEN'S ROWING

    Web title: Material relating to the Balmain Ladies Rowing Club

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