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Images relating to swimming and surfing

Date: 1930s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lorna Cavanagh
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0566

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [008] consists of photographs and negatives collected by Melbourne swimmer William Cavanagh. Four of the images depict a man swimming training in a pool; others depict pool side scenes such as people sitting on a diving board and men shaking hands after a swimming race, and other depict men standing in front of long surfboards and surfing.
    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: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES RELATED TO SWIMMING, SURFING AND LIFE SAVING, COLLECTED BY WILLIAM CAVANAGH

    Web title: Images relating to swimming and surfing

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