Badge, Port Macquarie Regatta Club; 1938; 2014.27


Port Macquarie Museum


Badge, Port Macquarie Regatta Club

About this object

This celluloid and tin button badge features a black and white photograph of an unknown sailing boat in the centre and text ‘PORT MACQUARIE REGATTA CLUB 1938' around the outer edge. It was used to raise funds for and promote the 1938 Port Macquarie Regatta which was held on Easter Saturday 16 and Easter Monday 18 April 1938 at McInherney's settlement farm.

Port Macquarie held regattas from as early as 1882 and possibly much earlier. Originally a sailing event, over the years motor speed boats and rowing sculls were also featured in the annual Easter river event.

Fund raising and donations played an important role in providing the necessary prize money to attract entrants in the regattas. In 1938, the Port Macquarie Regatta Club spent £4,4s,5d on button badges, this is one of them.

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Tin, celluloid, paper, ink


25mm Diameter

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