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This is an auction for THE STAR BOATING CLUB: A WELLINGTON STORY by Samantha Lentle-Keenan.

"This is a story of Wellington, told through the progress of the Star Boating Club - a landmark on Wellington's shoreline since our colonial days. Beginning in a humble shed on the beach of Lambton Quay, the club had several shifts before its splendid permanent siting on Taranaki Wharf. Built in 1886, the Star clubhouse - 'The Boatshed' - has been an elegant backdrop to New Zealand history. Founded among the highflyers of Wellington society, the Star Boating Club has seen a colourful cast of characters, from soldiers (including the young Freyberg) to Olympians, from hoboes to heroes. Today it is a base for secondary school rowing and a livewire community venue for cultural events and celebrations.... if it's at the Star, it's going to sparkle!"

From Wikipedia:

"Star Boating Club is a rowing club based in Wellington on the waterfront adjacent to Frank Kitts Lagoon. It is the oldest rowing club in Wellington having existed since the mid-1860s and is one of New Zealand's oldest active rowing clubs and sporting organisations. Founded in 1866, Star has its origins based in various boats including Gigs, Cutters and whaleboats when the owners of decided to join together and form Star Regatta club. This was later changed to Star boating Club. Today Star Boating Club caters for all levels of rowing from juniors to masters and has produced many successful national and international rowers...."

More here:

Large format hardback 2010.

119 pages.

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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