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Photograph

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
Depicts seven members of an R.S.&S. Mill 'A' basketball team.
Object Registration
1488
Keywords
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Historical information
Depicts seven members of an R.S.&S. Mill 'A' basketball team. Those pictured are: Dorothy Beckley, Ruth Ramsden, Violet Jones, Jean Clark, Jean Jones, Edie Ramsden, Pat Rogan.
When Made
c1943
Significance
Between the 1920’s and 1950’s the YWCA, Blue Triangle and local committee of representatives organised an Inter House Athletics Day for Girls in Geelong and Melbourne. Local Geelong business, such as the surrounding woollen mills, business firms and church clubs would form teams of seven women to compete in a variety of sports such as bowls, basketball, hockey, cricket and soccer. Events such as these were organised to encourage women to participate in competitive sports and network with other women in the workforce.
Last updated
22 Apr 2020 at 10:45AM