ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0302 Canberra Yacht Club Photographs

Contents and Scope Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0302

Collection

Canberra Yacht Club Photographs

Date Range

1951 – 1975, 2008

Quantity

0.015m (2 cds)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections


The Canberra Sailing Club, with the RMC Boat Club, operated at Gearys Gap on Lake George during the 1950s. The Canberra Yacht Club was formed in September 1959, and operated on Lake George until it moved to Lake Burley Griffin in the summer of 1964-1965.

As part of the process of recording the history of the Canberra Yacht Club in two books, From Lake George to Lake Burley Griffin (ACT Heritage Library H 797.124 FROM) and Capital Sailing (ACT Heritage Library H 797.12409947 FOSK), the Club scanned 76 images of sailing on Lake George in the 1950s and 1960s. The photographs originate from various sources but are now part of the Canberra Yacht Club collection.

The scanned images are black and white .jpg and .tif at 152 dpi, stored on a CD.

A second CD of images, 1963-1975, covers yachting activities and significant Lake Burley Griffin events such as the construction of Scrivener Dam, the valve closing ceremony, the first sailing event on the lake, and some general views of lakeside buildings. These images are mainly black and white, with some colour images from 1965 to 1975.

Box List

IMAGE
NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE

 

CD 1 – BLACK AND WHITE

 

1951-00-01

Peter Leighton and Lionel Philips at Lake George Yacht Club (Photographer: P Rothwell)

1951-

1951-00-02

Miss S Coward, Ace (Black Ace of Spades) 12 foot dinghy

1951

1951-11-03

VJs, Sharon, M Lazarus, Scud, P Rothwell etc and 12 Footer, Opening Regatta, Canberra Sailing Club

November 1951

1951-11-04

Pam Rothwell, Max Darling and Dr Prenzel

November 1951

1951-11-05

Lake George escarpment from Geary's Gap, looking south

November 1951

1951-11-06

Opening Regatta, Canberra Sailing Club; Club shed at right

November 1951

1951-11-07

Opening Regatta, Major General Hopkins addressing the crowd

November 1951

1951-11-08

VJ,  'Scud', P Rothwell, Dr Dupree and A M Darling, Lake George

November 1951

1951-11-09

12 foot dinghy  'Miss Pam', I Dore (white P on blue shield), Canberra Sailing Club

November 1951

1951-11-09a

12 foot dinghy  'Miss Pam', I Dore (white P on blue shield), Canberra Sailing Club

November 1951

1951-11-12

Alpha, M Ellis, Canberra Sailing Club

November 1951

1951-11-14

Sharon, VJ,  Miss Lazarus

November 1951

1952-00-30

Power Boat, Miss St George at Lake George

1952-1953

1952-00-31

Picnic gatherings on the shore of Lake George

Ca 1951

1952-00-32

Crowd in the rigging area

1952

1952-00-33

VJ

1950s

1952-00-34

Vehicles parked by Lake George

1952

1952-00-35

Vehicles parked by Lake George

1952

1955-00-20

Enterprise Class Dinghy, sailing on Lake George; Canberra Sailing Club shed on foreshore

1950s

1955-00-29

Aerial view of Geary's Gap showing the RMC boatshed with the Federal Highway in the background

1955

1955-00-37

Sailing facilities at Geary's Gap, Lake George, RMC and CSC sheds

summer 1954-1955

1956-00-07

VJ Hawk, Tim Holt, with cap, and skipper Don Atkinson

1956

1956-00-08

VJ Hawk Don Atkinson on left, Tim Holt on right

1956

1956-00-09

VJ Hawk with Tim Holt at stern, Don Atkinson at bow

1956

1956-00-10

Tim Holt and Don Atkinson with VJ Hawk

1956

1956-00-11

VJ Hawk, Tim Holt and Don Atkinson

1956

1956-00-12

Tim Holt and Don Atkinson and VJ Hawk

1956

1956-00-13

RMC Boatshed, Lake George 

Ca 1956

1960-00-21

Heron 2122, Billyn, L (Bill) Evans on Lake George

1960

1960-00-22

Heron 2122, Billyn, L (Bill) Evans

1960

1960-00-25

Heron 2122, Billyn, L (Bill) Evans on Lake George

Early 1960s

1960-00-36

RMC / CYC Clubhouse, Lake George, with probably Chas (Charles) Nicol and Bob Warren on left.  Note the eucalypt on the right hand side, the northern end of the clubhouse, still to be seen in 2007 photos

Ca 1960

1961-00-01

Starting Team on Lake George: J A Pidgeon, Peter Russell (hidden), Ron Moran, Ron Tuckwell (in whites), Gerry Hewson (black cap) and Germain Murdoch, Moth Class official from Balmain Sailing Club, Sydney (Photographer: Mal Vaughan)

1961

1961-00-11

Foreground: Chas (Charles) Nicol's V J,  2nd from left Trevor Dive's VJ and extreme left Bill Moran's Moth, 858, Lake George

1961

1961-00-20

Gwen 12 'Jan', T Dalton, Lake George

1961

1961-00-22

Gwen 775 'Brolite', J Notaras, the rigging area, Lake George

1961

1961-00-26

Unknown, with Skate class

1961

1961-00-30

Lord De L'Isle signing the Visitors Book watched by Commodore Terry O'Neill, at the Opening Season Regatta, Lake George

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-00-33

Opening Season Regatta, Lake George. Front Row: Don Nayler (Club Captain), Margaret O'Neill, Lord De L'Isle (Governor General), Terry O'Neill (Commodore), Lady De L'Isle, Vice Commodore, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Jo Nicol. Back R:  Not known, Not Known, Not known, Commodore Balmoral Sailing Club, Lloyd Burgess (Secretary, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron) and Mrs Don Nayler

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-00-36

V45, 14 foot Dinghy, sailed by J Disher from Bega, 1961 Regatta

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-09-01

Official Party, Opening of Season Regatta, CYC. Front row from left:  Don Naylor (Club Captain), Mrs Margaret O'Neill, Lord De L'Isle (Governor General), Terry O'Neill (Commodore), Lady De L'Isle, unknown, Mrs Jo Nicol. Back row at right: Lloyd Burgess (Secretary, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron) and Mrs Don Naylor

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-09-08

Herons 2277 'Willary', W Youll, CYC, 1688 (background) 'Nook', G Badgery,  2275 'Gypsy', N Corvisy,  1353 'Brolga', H Walter, and 1690 'Kurrawah', J Corlett, preparing for opening Season Regatta, Lake George

30 September 1961

1961-09-10

VJ, 'Trouble', Trevor Dive,  Lake George

September 1961

1961-09-20

Flying Dutchman Class yachts rigging at Lake George, Opening of Season Regatta. Sail No KA63 ‘Slipstream’, L A Hughes, RPYAC.KA, KA50, Chance, C R Fulton, WWBC

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-09-30

Heron 1880 ‘Joy II’, Kendall, CYC, competing in Opening Regatta, Lake George

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-09-46

Gwen 12's, Moths and Minisails, Opening Season Regatta, Lake George

30 September-1 October 1961

1961-09-48

Moths, Gwen 12's, VJ's and Mini Sails, Lake George

September 1961

1962-00-01

Rigging Heron dinghy, Lake George

Ca 1962

1962-00-02

Herons and Moths in Heron rigging area, Lake George

Ca 1962

1962-00-03

14 footer, N88 'Panic', R Tobias, Manly Sailing Club

1962

1962-00-04

Flying Dutchman in rigging area

Ca 1962

1962-00-05

KA128 'Samita', Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, R Dennisen, 137 'Stayput',  D Bensen, Illawarra, 123 Joy Warren (on beach)

1962

1962-00-06

Graham  Badgery camping at Lake George

Ca 1962

1962-00-10

Lake George foreshore

1962-1963

1962-00-12

Skate 136 'Scate', Dorry Naylor, Lake George

1962

1962-00-28

L W Sharpie, with Gwen 12, 1299 and Starter's Barge in background

Ca 1962

1962-09-06

Heron 2275, probably ‘Gypsy’, W Corvisy, YWHSAA.  Heron 2277 ‘Willary’, W Youll, YWHSAA. Note Starter's Platform on the left

September 1962

1962-09-42

Heron 2277 ‘Willary’, W Youll, CYC, Opening of Season Regatta, Lake George

September 1962

1962-12-02

Picnic on the Eastern shore of Lake George, Charlie Nicol (white hat sitting), David Bull (back to camera, 4th from left), Jasper Mylne (standing), Gurth Kimber and Seafly Group, Joan Kimber (to left of chequered shirt), John Hamon  (white hat, back to tree) and  Joy Warren (right of Gurth Kimber)

December 1962

1964-00-09

505's on Lake George

1964

1964-00-10

Herons 3265, 3753 and Gwen 12, 1669 'Suzie', YMSC, Lake George. Frank Thompson, 3rd adult from left

1964

1964-00-12

Herons 3265, Miles Sturman, YMSC, 3753 'Phoyx', P Spothswood, YMSC and Gwen 12, 1669 'Suzie', Frank Thompson, YMSC, Lake George

1964

1964-00-25

Gwen 12, 1583 ‘Brolga’, D Bull, skipper, Glen Davis at bow, Lake George

Ca 1964

1964-03-06

505, KA1653 'Eleanor', C Nicol, CYC, Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-07

Flying Dutchman, KA23 'Defiance', E Marsland, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 2nd Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-14

Flying Dutchman KA23 ‘Defiance’, E Marsland, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 2nd Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-18

505, KA1080 'Didgeridoo', R Warren, CYC and Flying Dutchman KA23 'Defiance', E Marsland, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

March 1964

1964-03-20

Skate 136 ‘Menace’, D Nayler with daughter, Norrie, as skipper, CYC, Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-25

Moth 1125 ‘Nonparriel’, M Thompson, Balmoral Sailing Club, Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-35

Finn Class KA 25 ‘Query IV’, C Ryrie, RPEYC, 2nd Canberra Day Regatta, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-38

505, 1080 ‘Didgeridoo’, R Warren, CYC, Lake George

March 1964

1964-03-40

Finn, KA II ‘Nina’, R Smith, RPEYC, Lake George

March 1964

1969-12-02

Extract from Power Boating and Yachting, December 1969, showing the Murrumbidgee-Canberra Speed Boat Club race control room at Lake George.  Caption reads: 'The good old days at Lake George when there was water, water everywhere .......'

1969

2008-06-17

The 'Control Room' as it looked in June 2008, located approximately 2 km south from Geary's Gap (Digital colour photograph by JG)

June 2008

 

 

 

 

CD 2 – COLOUR – .jpg at various dpi (150 – 300)

 

01 Title

Gwen 12s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1965

65-00-01

Canberra Day Regatta, Lake Burley Griffin

March 1965

65-00-02

Canberra Day Regatta, Lake Burley Griffin

March 1965

65-00-03

Canberra Day Regatta, Lake Burley Griffin

March 1965

65-00-04

Canberra Day Regatta, Lake Burley Griffin

March 1965

65-10-01

Canberra Day Regatta, Lake Burley Griffin

March 1965

66-00-01

Seafly, Mrs Pankhurst, Peter Forster

Ca 1966

66-12-02

Fleet of 505s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1966

67-01-01

Herons racing in national championships, Lake Burley Griffin

January 1967

67-01-02

505 national championships on Lake Burley Griffin

December 1966

67-01-03

Heron class nationals, Lake Burley Griffin

January 1967

67-01-04

Gwen 12s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1965

67-01-05

Gwen 12s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1965

67-01-06

Gwen 12s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1965

69-09-01

505 nationals

December 1966

69-09-02

505 nationals

December 1966

69-09-03

505 nationals

December 1966

69-09-04

Seaflys on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1969

69-09-05

Miscellaneous sailing dinghies on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1969

70-04-01

18 foot skiff on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1970

75-00-01

Herons and 505s on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1975

 

 

 

 

CD 2 – BLACK AND WHITE - .jpg at various dpi (140 – 150)

 

1963-00-00-00T

Title: Lake Burley Griffin – the early years
Image: One of the first two boats to sail on Lake Burley Griffin, Heron class, named Riejac, sailed by Ralph Westen and Frank Thompson

Ca 1964

1963-00-00-19

Scrivener Dam under construction

Ca 1963

1963-00-00-26

Scrivener Dam under construction

Ca 1963

1963-00-00-28

Canberra Hospital, government buildings and Lennox Crossing

Ca 1963

1963-00-00-30

Royal Canberra Golf Club and Canberra Yacht Club clubhouse with Lake Burley Griffin under construction

ca 1964

1963-00-00-31

Royal Canberra Golf Club and Canberra Yacht Club clubhouse with Lake Burley Griffin under construction

ca 1964

1963-00-00-38

Australian National University buildings, Lake Burley Griffin under construction

Ca 1964

1963-09-20-31

Closing of valves on Scrivener Dam ceremony

20 September 1963

1963-09-20-34

Closing of valves on Scrivener Dam ceremony

20 September 1963

1963-09-20-37

Closing of valves on Scrivener Dam ceremony

20 September 1963

1963-09-20-38

Minister Freeth, Sir John Overall and others at valve closing ceremony

20 September 1963

1963-09-20-39

Inspecting Scrivener Dam spillway after closing the valves

20 September 1963

1963-09-21-17

First boat sailing on Lake Burley Griffin

22 September 1963

1963-09-21-18

Family watching a sailing boat behind Scrivener Dam

23 September 1963

1963-09-21-19

Family watching a sailing boat behind Scrivener Dam

23 September 1963

1963-09-21-20

First Heron on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca September 1963

1963-09-21-21

First Heron on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-06a

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin, sailed by Rod Dalgleish and Stewie Richards

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-07a

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin, sailed by Rod Dalgleish and Stewie Richards

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-13a

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin, sailed by Rod Dalgleish and Stewie Richards

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-14a

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin, sailed by Rod Dalgleish and Stewie Richards

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-18a

First Gwen 12 and Heron on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-19a

First Heron on Lake Burley Griffin, with kayaker

Ca September 1963

1963-09-27-20a

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin, with kayaker

Ca September 1963

1963-11-00-03

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca November 1963

1963-11-00-04

First Gwen 12 on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca November 1963

1963-11-00-11a

First Heron on Lake Burley Griffin

 

1964-00-00-04a

Colin and Novar Harvey, with son Peter and their 505 at Canberra Yacht Club, 505 Nationals on Lake Burley Griffin

December 1966

1964-00-00-05a

John Weddell and Rod Dalgleish, 505 Nationals

December 1966

1964-00-00-06a

John Weddell and Peter Harvey, 505 Nationals

December 1966

1965-00-00-12a

Rod Dalgleish sailing his 505, Lake Burley Griffin

December 1966

1965-00-00-15a

Gurth and Joan Kimber sailing their Seafly, named Blowfly, on Lake Burley Griffin

Ca 1965

1965-00-01-11

Charles Nicol, founding member and second  Commodore, Canberra Yacht Club

March 1966

1965-00-01-12

Charles Nicol, founding member and second  Commodore, Canberra Yacht Club

March 1966

1965-00-03-16a

Seafly winter series race

Ca 1966

1965-00-04-01a

Canberra Day Regatta, with Finn, Seafly and 505 dinghies

March 1966

1965-00-04-03a

Canberra Day Regatta, with Finn, Seafly and 505 dinghies

March 1966

1965-00-04-05a

Charles Nicol and Gurth Kimber

March 1966

1965-00-04-05aa

Charles Nicol and Gurth Kimber (close-up of previous)

March 1966

1965-00-04-14a

Two Finns sailing on Lake Burley Griffin

March 1966

1965-00-04-20a

505 sailed by Charles Nicol and David Bull on Lake Burley Griffin

March 1966

1965-00-04-20aa

505 sailed by Charles Nicol and David Bull on Lake Burley Griffin (close-up of previous)

March 1966