Story: Powered water sports

Jack Brabham tries out the jet boat, 1960

This 1960 newsreel shows world champion racing-car driver Jack Brabham meeting jet boat inventor Bill Hamilton. Brabham then goes for a spin in a jet boat on the Waimakariri River in Canterbury.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 99. National Film Unit, 1960

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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Jet-propelled water sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/40442/jack-brabham-tries-out-the-jet-boat-1960 (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013