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Newspaper clippings related to famous swimmers and divers

Date: 1920s - 1980s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lorna Cavanagh
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0564

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [199] consists of newspaper clippings collected by Melbourne swimmer William Cavanagh relating to famous swimmers and divers at Australian and international races, carnivals and events.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS RELATED TO SWIMMING AND DIVING CARNIVALS AND CELEBRITY SWIMMERS AND DIVERS, COLLECTED BY WILLIAM CAVANAGH

    Web title: Newspaper clippings related to famous swimmers and divers

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