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Material relating to the Royal Motor Yacht Club

Date: 1920s - 1975
Medium: Paper, silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from R G Pickering
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0306

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    This archive series numbered [001] - [027] consists of material relating to Sydney's Royal Motor Yacht Club and speed boat driver Mr R G 'Bud' Pickering. It includes two booklets, four programs, one menu, four newspaper clippings and sixteen silver gelatin prints showing his speed boat CENTAURUS, and MAX, MISS ADA and PENNZOL.
    HistoryMr R G 'Bud' Pickering won the open speed championship of Australia and the Griffith Cup held at Kogarah Bay, George's River, Sydney on 27 January 1940. Within one second of crossing the finish line his speed boat CENTAURUS caught fire, with some flames rising to 20 feet. 'Bud' Pickering and his brother R W 'Reg' Pickering (mechanic) were unable to halt the fire and jumped overboard. CENTAURUS sank, and when raised, was found to be almost completely destroyed.
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    Web title: Material relating to the Royal Motor Yacht Club

    Primary title: RELATING TO THE ROYAL MOTOR YACHT CLUB AND MR R G PICKERING, CONSISTS OF TWO BOOKLETS, FOUR PROGRAMMES, ONE MENU, FOUR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND SIXTEEN SILVER GELATIN PRINTS

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