Search the Collection
Advanced Search
Image Not Available

Material relating to rowing in Tasmania, Australia

Date: 1940s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patsy Webb
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0377

User Terms

    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [005] consists of material collected by distinguished Australian rower Kevyn Parke Webb relating to rowing in Tasmania, Australia. It includes the 1947-1948 annual report for the Tamar Rowing Club, a history of the Tamar rowing Club, a history of Old Launcestonians' Rowing Club, and two photographs - one depicting an eight-oar crew rowing, and the other depicting a rowing club boathouse with ship ways.
    SignificanceThis material collected by rower and administrator Kevyn Parke Webb reveals aspects of the administrative and financial structure of the sport of rowing in New South Wales and other states of Australia from the 1890s. It also alludes to the global context in which the sport operated.
    HistoryKevyn Parke Webb’s distinguished rowing career began in 1938 when he joined Haberfield Rowing Club in Sydney. In 1939 he won the Walker and Hall cup and went on to represent Australia in the New Zealand Centennial Games of 1939-1940. Webb represented Australia at numerous games, including the 1950 empire games in Auckland, Canterbury Centennial Games 1950 - 1951, Cardiff Empire Games 1957 - 1958, and was team captain for the Australian squad during the Olympic Games at Lake Albano, Rome. Webb appears to have competed until the 1960s, being heavily involved with rowing club committees and associations from the 1940s through to 1987, when he became president of the New South Wales Rowing Association. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Australia for service to rowing.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Material relating to rowing in Tasmania, Australia

    Primary title: MATERIAL RELATING TO ROWING IN TASMANIA, COMPILED BY KEVYN PARKE WEBB

    Discuss this Object

    Comments

    Please log in to add a comment.