Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 – Photo Parade – 200 Classic Wooden Boat Photos – Part 1

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AUSTRALIAN WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL 2019 – HOBART, TASMANIA – PHOTO PARADE 200 CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT PHOTOS

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Well woodys while I was gutted that I had to cancel my trip to the festival, I honestly believe that we have ended up with a better view of the festival. I have been inundated with photos from woodys from both sides of the Tasman. The coolest thing is that the show is so big and the exhibitions so broad, that there have hardly been any duplications – my new best Aussie woody friend – Andrew Christie has excelled with photos from the air (drone) and on the water (he borrowed a clinker dinghy from the ‘Living Boat Trust’ and rowed around the docks). My kiwi woody friends –  Colin and Sheryl Pawson + Fiona Driver and Rod Marler + James Mortimer  have supplemented Andrew’s photos with more stunning photos from their camera’s. As an aside Andrew won the AWBF 2019 short film festival, with his entry ‘Wooden Boat Lunacy’ featuring a Billy Holmes built motorboat – Folly III. This short film has been featured on WW – link here    https://waitematawoodys.com/2018/11/08/folly-iii/
Rather than mix them all up – I thought it would cool to group them by photographer. There will be more to share with you over the next few days, seems like everyone has maxed out the mobile data packages 🙂
Remember you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them – Enjoy
Andrew Christie

 

 

 

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James Mortimer
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Colin Pawson
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Fiona D and Rod M
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2 thoughts on “Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 – Photo Parade – 200 Classic Wooden Boat Photos – Part 1

  1. Australia are kangaroo leaps ahead of nz regarding the classic boat preservation and display. Both private boats and commercial boats are conserved and displayed well.
    A quick flick through “mr google” and one can see the huge differences between them and us on this subject.
    Good luck getting our council and their sleeping partner panuku to do anything remotely similar. As for free admission to an event of this scale in auckland ?? Thrs a better chance of watching a hollow stone block float past !!

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  2. This show puts Auckland to shame.
    If we can’t do something even vaguely similar it’s an indictment on our classic/traditional boat sector.
    This show cost $1.3m to put on and a forward thinking council here realised the huge economical benefit to Tasmania of over 200,000 visitors. Even to the extent that there was no admission fee. Not even to the amazing daily list of seminar/lectures.
    Perhaps some of our inward looking and inept councillors could get off there far backsides and check out what there Aussie neighbours can achieve.
    Hobart has preserved its waterfront magnificently without the need to cover it in ugly appartments and thus preserve a venue for such amazing events.
    Wake up Auckland Council and Panuku!!!!

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