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Object: Sydney: Sydney to Hobart yacht race

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Title Sydney: Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Production Brake, Brian (photographer), New South Wales
Medium summary colour transparency
Materials photographic gelatin, reversal film, cut film
Classification colour transparencies, colour slides
Technique chromogenic processes, colour photography
Format 35 mm slide (mounted)
Credit line Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001
Registration number CT.049040

Boxing Day tradition

This photograph shows spectator boats on the water at the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

The race, which was inaugurated in 1945,always starts on Boxing Day (26 December).Thisexplains the Christmas decorations on the boat in the foreground, and thespectator dressed up as Santa Claus (Father Christmas).

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