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Material relating to rowing in North America

Date: 1950s - 1970
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patsy Webb
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0367

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [056] consists of material collected by distinguished Australian rower Kevyn Parke Webb relating to rowing in North America. It includes four bulletins, a program and race results from the 1967 Canadian Centennial Regatta, a magazine clipping of North American rowing, a photograph of the crew from the 1976 American National Championships, a poster, report from the Australian Rowing Council, 30 newspaper clippings from the St Catherine Standard, and 14 other newspaper clippings documenting rowing races, Olympic and Pan-American trials, regattas and clubs.
    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: MATERIAL RELATING TO ROWING IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPILED BY KEVYN PARKE WEBB

    Web title: Material relating to rowing in North America

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