Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats




Photo Collection - WANDA


The following photos are from the collection of Bob Rushton.

Bob's father, Jack Rushton, was the Commodore of the Illawarra Motor Boat Club and
raced the WANDA skiff and runabout hulls in the late 1950's. Tragically, he died in
a racing accident at a club meet in March 1959.

Bob is keen to find out more about the racing history of the WANDA boats and if they
are still in existence. You can contact Bob via email.




Silverwater, 1957/58








Silverwater, 1958








Jack and Rita Rushton. Rita would
sometimes jockey for Jack




Jack Rushton Memorial Trophy

After Jack Rushton's death at Lake Illawarra in
March 1959, the Chamionship race for Australian
unlimited displacement was run to celebrate his
life. The race is still contested.




This is a an apprentice project produced by
a Lewis Brothers employee in the 1950's



It represents a Lewis designed 155 ci skiff



Jack and Rita Rushton in what was the first of
three Wandas. Lake Illawarra, 1956.



Illawarra Power Boat Club meet, 1958.
Lake Illawarra - Kanooka Point



The following page contains more pictures from the Bob's collection.
The photos were taken around the time his father was racing.


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