Badge, Port Macquarie Regatta Club; 1939; 2014.28


Port Macquarie Museum


Badge, Port Macquarie Regatta Club

About this object

This celluloid and tin button badge features red text 'PORT MACQUARIE REGATTA CLUB/ 1939 on a white background. lt was used to raise funds for and promote the 1939 Port Macquarie Regatta which was held on Easter Saturday and Monday, 8 and 10 April 1939 at the Settlement Farm Course on the Hastings River.

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. The 1939 regatta program included 4 sailing and 9 speed motor boat races. Organisation of the buttons for 1939 had been left in the hands of the club President Dr. N E McLaren and Secretary Mr. A A Cumming.

Fund raising and donations played an important role in providing the necessary prize money to attract entrants in the regattas. In 1939, the Port Macquarie Regatta Club spent £3,14s,9d on button badges, this is one of them.

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Tin, celluloid, paper, ink


25mm Diameter

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