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Sundowner by the River - UWA Boat Shed

Sundowner by the River - UWA Boat Shed

This Autumn, the UWA Boat Club welcomes families to their iconic landmark, the UWA Boat Shed, after undergoing renovations late last year. We are very excited to showcase the history of our shed, which was built in 1929 as a meeting place for university students who wanted to explore the natural waterways from Matilda Bay.

The Boat Shed is historically significant to the Crawley-Nedlands area because it hosted the US Navy’s Catalina aircraft in the Second World War. The shed was extended with a second storey which continues to be used for sharing a variety of cultural and sporting activities. Today, over 250 members of the Club continue to row and are aged 12 – 70+. The rowers enjoy being on the river to see the sunrise and paddling up the river through the Windan and Canning (Wagoorjup) Bridges.
This sundowner offers the opportunity to visit the landmark and be taken on a journey into the history of the venue and its members and celebrates the launch of our history book. Additionally, refreshments will be available to purchase, as well as unveiling of some of the beautiful expression of rowing through artistic projects by some of our talented members, such as Mia Williams and Sienna Tolomei, with an extensive display on the history of one of WA’s oldest sporting facilities.

Event Details: Suitable for General Audiences, Free Admission - Bookings Not Required, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Event Showings

    16 Apr | 4pm - 6:30pm

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    Free event

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    UWA Boat Shed, 9 Hackett Drive

    Crawley WA 6009

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