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Towing VJs to or from a regatta at Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club in 1958
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…Media … Towing VJs to or from a regatta at Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club in 1958 … Photo Ref: 22446 … Creator: Telfer, Mr Ross … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License … Related search terms … race … sailing…
Belmont 16 Foot Sailing Club
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… - even if you don't know your way around the lake, chances are you know the location of 'the 16s'. … Not to be confused with the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club located in Ada Street Belmont, the Belmont 16 Footers began as a break-away group from the Toronto 16 Foot Sailing Club. At an inaugural meeting…
Sharks in Lake Macquarie
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… an unexpected appearance during a 1936 Lake Macquarie Yacht Club race (Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, 17/2/1936). These are just three of the stories uncovered … From our research, months that escaped newspaper reports of shark sightings were June, July, August and September. The most…
Lakescape - a poem by Roland Robinson
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… as they grapple the blooms. … Vivid grass-parrots thread the flowers. Larrikin galahs … plunge down out of the sky. All day the parent plovers' … piercing ratchet cries warn across the clover to where … their last surviving fledgling learns fiercely to forage … for itself, freeze in camouflage, race away…
Confessions of a Wangi Boy
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…. … At the park, Mr Pill the Methodist minister took charge of organising us into age groups for the races. Mr Pill seemed to be everywhere until finally the races were over and it was time for lunch and time to open the ginger beer keg. The young lady teacher handed out bags of sweets and we joined … the…
Lake Macquarie Park, known as Speers Point Park
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…. At this time there were half a dozen yachts moored at the point belonging to Newcastle and Wallsend residents. Around this time people from the mining townships of Newcastle and Wallsend began to spend recreational time at the lake, sailing down Cockle Creek to set up camps on the flat land which………