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Cheetah in the Ring, c.1940 ©2018 Victoria Kitanov (Pastel, 33 x 43 cm.)

Cheetah, a spotted white Boxer with a patch over one eye was the mascot for the Sydney Training Depot, Snapper Island in the 1930s-40s. The Establishment founded by its commander Mr Len Forsythe, trained voluntary cadets in seamanship. Cheetah a feisty maritime mascot is now all but forgotten, but he’ll continue to make appearances in my portfolio!