Eyes on Vintage

Friday, December 28, 2012

Women's Team Sports

YWCA women's rowing team carry their boat from Gardner's Boat Shed. The 1920s and 30s were big decades for women rowers as more women joined the workforce and women's team sports became popular. The 'lady rowers' of the early part of the century eventually emerged as popular women's teams in the 1920s and 30s. This period saw a boom in women's rowing through the formation of amateur associations, the successful staging of national sporting events and the increased coverage of women's sport in the national press. circa 1930 
Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons