Badge, Port Macquarie Regatta Club; 1939; 2014.28

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Port Macquarie Museum

Name/Title

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.

Date Made

1939

Medium and Materials

Tin, celluloid, paper, ink

Measurements

25mm Diameter

Subject and Association Keywords

Sailing

Object Type

Badges

Object number

2014.28

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