Object Detail

Object Name
"Shoulders His Boat" - Black and white news photograph showing a closeup view of Olympic German single sculler Klaus von Fersen carrying his single at Ballarat prior to the start of the 1956 Games. Copyright GOPA, 20th November 1956 [morgue copy].

The label on the reverse reads:


BALLARAT: German single sculler KlAUS VON FERSON shoulders his craft and carries it to the shed after practice at Ballarat, some 70 miles from Melbournes, on 19th November. The Olympic rowing and canoeing events are to be held at Ballarat."

Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.
Accession No
The Tom Weil Collection/Rowing
Associated Date
20 Nov 1956
Associated Period
20th century
Associated Event
Olympic Games Melbourne, 1956
20 Nov 1956