2015 Digitisation for ‘Small Boat Rowers in the Fifties’

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Grace digitised Bob Duncan’s scrapbook, which consists of his life’s collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, textiles, and regatta programs which documents his life as a rower, Olympian, club president, and World Rowing umpire.  It tells the story of his introduction to community sport and the friendships which developed through club spirit and travel to regattas throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria, as well as interstate.

Grace digitised the scrapbook using a high resolution camera and recorded an interview with Bob about his experiences, using the scrapbook as a guide.  The digital images and recording were donated to Bob’s club, and many images were used to add images to Bob’s self-published book, Small Boat Rowing in the ‘Fifties, which was completed in 2015.

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