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Video Clip - Torquay Surf Beach Family Movies

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

Black and white 8mm home movie transferred to VHS and digitised to AVI file. Duration - 1 minute and 16 seconds.
Object Registration
surfing, torquay surf life saving club, 1947, torquay surf beach, hollow plywood surfboard
Historical information
This home movie features people enjoying summer by the beach. It was filmed at Torquay Surf Beach, Torquay, Victoria circa 1947. The last shots of the film show a surfer riding a hollow wooden plywood surfboard to the beach and stepping off onto the sand.
When Made
Circa 1947
Made By
Unknown (Film maker)
Torquay Surf Beach was a macca for surfers in post-war Victoria. This is one of the earliest movies to show surfing at Torquay and in Victoria. It also features very early images of the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club which is the oldest in Victoria.
Inscriptions & Markings
Museum logo at the start of the video clip.
Last updated
24 Feb 2014 at 2:41PM