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Crew of YWCA four outside Gardner's boatshed, Sydney

This portrait depicts the crew of a Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) four standing outside Gardner's Boat Shed. Read about the Trixie Whaling collection in Signals vol 102.

  

The 1920s and 30s were big decades for women rowers as more women joined the workforce and women's team sports became popular. The 'lady rowers' of the early part of the century eventually emerged as popular women's teams in the 1920s and 30s. This period saw a boom in women's rowing through the formation of amateur associations, the successful staging of national sporting events and the increased coverage of women's sport in the national press.

  

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Object number: 00042418, ANMM Collection Gift from the Trixie Whaling Estate.

 

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Taken circa 1930