WORLD’S SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP

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Coverage of the ‘World’s Sculling Championship’. Dick Arnst versus Pat Hannan on the Wairau River, Blenheim.

“Worlds Sculling Championship. Film by NZ Dept. of Agriculture.”
“Dick Arnst V Pat Hannon, Wairau River, Blenheim June 11th 1921. Photography by S.B. Taylor”
“The officials of the race”
Pan right to left across line of men standing talking, lighting cigarettes.
“Arnst training”
Running along road. (decomposed).
“Dick believes in his old sport as a weight reducer. Average daily ride, thirty miles”
Riding bike along same road.
“Hannan and his trainer, George Wareham”
Hannan skipping, watched by trainer.
“Arnst and ex-champion Billy Webb examining repairs on Hannan's boat”
Group of men by boat. (decomposed)
“The competitors on the river”
View from bank man sculling in boat towards camera.
“Hannan wins the toss”
“Arnst and his mascot”
Arnst in sculling gear with little boy - boat behind with name Ainslies. Two women and pram in background.
“Getting ready for the start”
Arnst putting boat in river. Starts off.
Two men in boats.
“Off' Hannan gains slight lead but loses advantage through faulty stroke.
Two men sculling away from camera (obliterated).
“Arnst had increased his lead at the half mile.”
Sculling (obliterated).
“When the mile was reached. Arnst was leading by three lengths”
(pic. obliterated).
“One and a half miles, Hannan gains a little”
(pic obliterated).
“Two miles. Position unchanged”
Sculling (obliterated).
“Crossing out of the rough water”
“Arnst led into the home stretch”
'The race finished at the Spring Creek Bridge which afforded an excellent viewpoint for the huge crowd'.
'The finish from the Bridge'.
2 sculls, 1 man waves.
'Best of friends. Both keen sportsmen starting out on a Duck Shooting expedition'.
3 men in car on street, with gun, 4th gets in, waves goodbye.

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Year 1921

Reference number F1156

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:04:18

Production company Department of Agriculture

Credits Camera: Sydney Benjamin Taylor