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Jock Sturrock interviewed by Daniel Connell in the Australians of the year oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 2133197
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Sturrock, Jock, 1915-1997, Interviewee
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Description 1995 Apr. 18-19 
5 digital audio tapes (ca. 261 min.) ; 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. 

Australians of the year oral history project.


Jock Sturrock, businessman and yachtsman, speaks of his childhood at Brighton, his father's interest in sailing, his family background, winning the Stonehaven Cup, the timber business during the 1930s, the Prince Philip Cup, World War II and his army career as a liaison officer primarily in New Guinea, relations with the Americans, post-war marriage, 1948 Olympics, Coronation Regatta 1937, first impressions of England and Europe, ocean racing, 1952 Helsinki Olympics, 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 1960 Rome Olympics, Star boats, Dragon class boats, 5.5s, characteristics of a good yachtsman, the Burradoo, 1959 European and German Championships, Carbine Club, the America's Cup and Newport 1962, 1962 Australian of the Year, the Julie, 1967 America's Cup and the Dame Pattie, Little America's Cup in Denmark 1970, Winter series, 1974 Perpetual Trophy of the Victorian Yachting Council, Gretel, International Clipper Race, international racing, Great Circle Race around Tasmania, Challenge 12 and 1983 America's Cup, later involvement with the management of yachting, sporting awards and acknowledgements, family involvement in sailing, female sailors.


Sturrock is a distinguished yachtsman, representing Australia in both the Olympics and the America's Cup, and winning more than 20 Australian Yachting Championships. He has also been successful in business, incl. managing the family business Alexander Sturrock & Sons.


Recorded on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, on April 18 and 19, 1995.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 60 leaves). 
Subjects Sturrock, Jock, 1915-1997 -- Interviews.  |  Yacht racing.  |  Yachting.  |  Sailing.  |  Sailors -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australian of the Year.
Other authors/contributors Connell, Daniel, 1947-, Interviewer

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