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Photograph - Lorne surfers 1920

From the Collection of Australian National Surfing Museum 77 Beach Road Surf City Plaza Surfcoast Highway Torquay Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph
Size
H22.5cm x W16.5cm
Object Registration
2006.55
Keywords
lorne beach, redwood timber surfboard, ian macgillivray, louis whyte, blue harper
Historical information
This photograph shows Louis Whyte from Geelong and friends on Lorne Beach in 1920 holding two redwood timber surfboards. In the background can be seen the Lorne foreshore.
When Made
1920
Significance
One of the earliest group photographs of surfers in Victoria. The surfboards and surfers are believed to be the first in Victoria.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM