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Negative - Chetwynd District, Victoria, 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 003257

Description Of Content:
A young boy in a home made boat used to cross the Glenelg River in times of flood and also when the river was high so that he could attend Chetwynd School. The boat was 8 ' long, 4' wide and the sides 1' high. The keel was 4' by 2'. Paddling required three strokes on the bottom side and then two strokes on the top side. If weight was placed on the bottom side the boat would capsize.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ian MacKinnon, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural workers, barges, boats, farms, rivers, uniforms
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Rowing & Paddle Craft
Tertiary Classification: rowing boats
People Depicted: MacKinnon, Ian
Organisations Depicted: Glenelg River; Glenelg Vale Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Chetwynd District, Victoria, Australia, 1935
Creator: Mrs J MacKinnon, 1935

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