William Beach, Champion Of The World
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William Beach, Champion Of The World

c1886. Printed souvenir silk scarf, 59 x 66cm. Slight foxing to edges and stains to lower portion, minor perforations. Framed.

Text reads “1884. W. Beach beat E. Hanlan, on Parramatta River, NSW (August 16); 1885. W. Beach beat T. Clifford on Parramatta River, NSW (February 28); 1885. W. Beach beat E. Hanlan on Parramatta River, NSW (March 28); 1885. W. Beach beat N. Matterson on Parramatta River, NSW (December 18); 1886. W. Beach beat J. Gaudaur, Putney to Mortlake (September 18); 1886. W. Beach beat Wallace Ross, Putney to Mortlake (September 25).”

Professional Australian sculler William “Bill” Beach (1850-1935) was World Sculling Champion from 1884 to 1887. Ref: Guerin and Foster, History of Australian Rowing. Held in NMA.

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Item #CL194-60

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