- 10 Sep 1910
- Cameron, J J, active 1917
Roller skaters Harry Williams (Olympia staff) and Arthur Robbins (HMS Encounter) during their world record breaking endurance skating session at the Olympia Rink, Vivian Street, Wellington, 4.20 am, 10 September 1910. Committee and trainers, including members of the HMS Encounter, are behind. Photograph taken by J J Cameron.
Source of descriptive information - Photographers inscription and newspapers articles accessed from the site 'Papers Past' at http://paperspast.natlib.govt: Verification of skaters names at Evening Post, Volume LXXX, Issue 62, 10 September 1910, Page 3; Location of rink from NZ Truth , Issue 411, 10 May 1913, Page 7.
Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre - Harry William's [sic] (Olympia Staff) and Arthur Robbin's [sic] (H.M.S. Encounter.) Breaking World's [sic] record for endurance skating by one and half hour's [sic] time on skate's [sic] 53 hour's [sic] 5 minute's [sic] (Olympian Rink) Wellington. N.Z. Sept. 10. 1910. J J Cameron flashlight photo 4.20 am Sat. Comittee [sic] and trainer's [sic]
Williams and Robbins skated continuously for 53 hours, five minutes, breaking the world record by one and a half hours.
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative
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- Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972: Photographs of New Zealand
- 1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Dry plate glass negative, Orientation: Horizontal image
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