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Scrapbooks relating to World War II and rowing

Date: 1940s - 1965
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patsy Webb
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0359

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    Description
    This archive series includes three scrapbooks compiled by distinguished Australian rower Kevyn Parke Webb, one of which relates to World War II, while the others relate to rowing.

    They include photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, programmes, letters, and forms, which document Australian and New Zealand rowing competitions, the Rothmans National Sport Foundation, event preparations, tests and regattas, entertainment of teams, and numerous rowing events.
    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

    Primary title: THREE SCRAPBOOKS COMPILED BY KEVYN PARKE WEBB, ONE IS A FAMILY ALBUM AND WAR EXPERIENCES AND TWO RELATE SOLELY TO ROWING

    Web title: Scrapbooks relating to World War II and rowing

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