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Material related to Melbourne swimming and surf life saving carnivals

Date: 1920s - 1950s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lorna Cavanagh
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0563

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [023] consists of material collected by swimmer William Cavanagh relating to swimming and surf life saving carnivals in and around Melbourne, Victoria. It includes seven annual reports from Melbourne Swimming Club and Torquay Surf Life Saving Club; a souvenir booklet; two invitations to club events; a letter from Doug Walters to Bill Cavanagh; a telegram; two menus from a Melbourne Swimming Club event; and nine swimming championship and carnival programs.
    HistoryWilliam Cavanagh was a Victorian state title holder and member of the Melbourne swimming club who surfed at Lorne and Torquay in the 1930s. William was a founding member of the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club.

    As a 16 year old boy William Cavanagh was known as the "Peter Pan" of swimming, he competed against Frank Beaurepaire and won the Victorian 220 yards championship in 1925.
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    Web title: Material related to Melbourne swimming and surf life saving carnivals

    Primary title: PROGRAMMES AND SOUVERNIRS RELATED TO MELBOURNE SWIMMING AND SURF LIFE SAVING CARNIVALS, COLLECTED BY WILLIAM CAVANAGH

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