Photograph, Awarua Boating Club Champions ; Unknown Photographer; 1922


Photograph, Awarua Boating Club Champions

About this object

This is a photo of the 1922 Awarua Boating Club, winners of the Senior Fours for the Dunedin and Port Chalmers Regatta, Carnival Week.

The Otago Regatta Senior Fours Race:

Running from Deborah Bay to the George Street Wharf docks, by all reports the finish of the Senior Clinker Four-oared race was tight, with the Awarua crew just pulling across in first by a quarter of a length. This didn’t end the excitement though, as the Queen’s Drive and Port Chalmers crew battled for second and third completing the race in a “dead heat amidst the cheers of the crowd”.

Success in 1922:

The Awarua Club struck a lot of success in 1922, placing first for the Senior Pairs at the Bluff Regatta (A. Tall & T. Ross) and second in the Senior Sculls, first in the Senior Pairs at the Invercargill Regatta and in the Greenland Shield Comp, first in the Senior Pairs at the Port Chalmers Regatta, and placing second in the Senior Pairs and first in the Senior Sculls at the Dunedin Regatta.

Who is in the photo?

Pictured left to right is A Tall (stroke), T Ross (No.3), J Dawson (No.2), K McKenzie (bow) and sat in the centre is E Barton (cox).

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Bluff


Unknown Photographer

Maker Role


Date Made



h 370 mm x w 280 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper
organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper, card

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Public Domain Public Domain

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