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Memorabilia relating to New Zealand and Australian rowing

Date: 1927 - 1969
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patsy Webb
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0360

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [062] consists of memorabilia relating to New Zealand and Australian rowing collected by distinguished Australian rower Kevyn Parke Webb. It includes draft speech, a form sent from the Union Boat Club of Christchurch to Haberfield Rowing Club, 17 personal letters to Kevyn Webb, four minutes from the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association and two minutes from the Auckland Rowing Association, six newspaper clippings, regatta posters, a rowing program, and six rowing association reports.

    It also includes 22 photographs depicting eight-oar, four-oar, double-oar, and single sculls racing, maintenance and transportation of sculls.
    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: FOLDERS CONTAINING MEMORABILLIA CONSISTING OF LETTERS, CLIPPINGS, REPORTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PROGRAMMES, ETC COMPILED BY KEVYN PARKE WEBB

    Web title: Memorabilia relating to New Zealand and Australian rowing

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