Victorian Collections -

The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing.

1 Jun 2017

Bob and Harold Snape in the First World War

Curated By

Walter Barber, Guest Curator

6 items with video


6 items

Video Clip - The Story of the Bells Beach Bell

Australian National Surfing Museum, Torquay

Short webclip featuring Joe Sweeney describing how he makes the iconic Bell trophy each year for the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. Duration: 01.48

Historical information

The Bells Beach contest trophy is one of the most widely recognised sporting trophies in the world. Joe Sweeney has been making the trophy for the Bells Beach surfing contest since the late 1970's. It has been won four times by Australian surfer Mark Richards and American surfer Kelly Slater.


The Bells Beach trophy is an iconic surfing artefact. To ring the trophy at Bells Beach at Easter is something all professional surfers aspire to achieve once in their professional careers.


Canterbury Primary School, Canterbury

16mm film of schoolyard activities.

Video - Maldon - Magical Marvelous Magnificent

Maldon Brass Band Inc., Maldon

Published on May 9, 2017 Visit the magical historic town of Maldon, declared Australia's first notable town by the National Trust of Australia. Home to remarkable shops and bustling with events throughout the year, Maldon retains an old world feel that was imprinted in Victoria's Gold Rush. Drone footage courtesy of Graham Hosking. With thanks to: Mount Alexander Shire Maldon Inc. Mr. Peter Thompson Maldon Twilight Dinner Maldon Brass Band Maldon Easter Fair and the wonderful people of Maldon.

Video - Maldon Vintage Museum Tour - Opening Weekend 2006

Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum Inc, Maldon

Filmed by Niel and Melva Cole

Video - Shadower

69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy

Video of shadows taken in afternoon light.

Video Clip - Bells Beach - Big Easter Sunday 1965

Australian National Surfing Museum, Torquay

Bells Beach - Big Easter Sunday 1965 is a short video which features an interview with Torquay surfer/photographer Barrie Sutherland describing the huge surf at the 1965 Bells Beach Surfing Contest. The video also features a number of photographs by Barrie Sutherland taken on Easter Sunday 1965. Duration: 03.28 Available as an MP4 Video.

Historical information

On Easter Sunday 1965 competitors in the Bells Beach Surfing Contest were greeted with the sight of 15-18 foot waves marching into Bells Beach. Riding 9-10 foot boards with no legropes the bravery of many surfers was challenged on this day. A day when reputations were made.


Easter Sunday 1965 went down in Australian surfing history as the day when the largest waves were ridden in a surf contest outside of Hawaii. It was a significant day in establishing the reputation of Bells Beach as a big wave surfing location.

Inscriptions & Markings

Surf World Museum logo, Bells Gold logo