Model of 2 footer LILY

Henry Waltho Mobberley1920s – 1930s

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This sailing model of the 2 footer LILY was carved out of a solid block of cedar by Henry 'Waltho' Mobberley. Mobberley raced LILY on the lake at Centennial Park, Sydney, while also crewing on the 18 foot skiff races on Sydney Harbour.

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  • Title: Model of 2 footer LILY
  • Creator: Henry Waltho Mobberley
  • Date: 1920s – 1930s
  • Location: Australia
  • Type: Hull
  • Significance: Model skiff racing was highly competitive in the 1920s and 30s, and owners often bet on the race results. LILY is a rare example of an Australian hand-crafted, competition model.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Cedar, brass, paint
  • Dimensions: 145 x 632 mm, 1.9 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Gift from Ron Mobberley