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Scrapbooks of race programs and club nomination forms

Date: 1920s - 1930s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bill Gale
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0381

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    Description
    This archive series consists of two scrapbooks compiled by brothers George and William Clark of Sydney. The first scrapbook contains race programs and the second contains Sydney Amateur Sailing Club nomination forms.
    SignificanceThis collection is significant in documenting, through personal accounts, club records, photographs and newspaper clippings, a picture of Australian racing in Sydney in the period between the wars, especially the growth of cruising in the 1920s and 1940s.
    HistoryGeorge and William Clark were introduced to sailing by Cliff Gale in 1929, and pursued it as a leisure activity after moving to Sydney in 1930. They purchased BELLBIRD and joined the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club in 1930, winning the Kelly Cup in 1931.

    In BELLBIRD they sailed the Myall Lakes, Broken Bay, Port Hacking and Jervis Bay. The Clarks sold BELLBIRD in 1932 and commissioned the building of the cruising yacht MALUKA, in which they undertook cruises to Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, and a five month cruise to Queensland in 1933.

    During their second trip to Queensland in 1935 - 1936, they struck a cyclone on the return from Lord Howe Island, an event which was described in "The loss and discovery of Maluka". Their second cruising yacht was called MATHANA. The Clarks also sailed to China by ship.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Scrapbooks of race programs and club nomination forms

    Assigned title: Scrapbooks compiled by George and William Clark, c 1920s - 1930s.

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