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Photograph - Surfboat at Bondi Beach 1923

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

Description
Black and white photograph
Size
H19.5cm x W26cm
Object Registration
2004.425
Keywords
sydney, bondi beach, surfboat, surf life saving clubs
Historical information
Surfboats have played an important role in saving lives on Australian beaches since the early 1900's. This boat at the famous Bondi Beach can be seen riding a wave to the beach with the standard five man crew. Many early Australian surfers were members of Surf Life Saving Clubs regularly riding the waves in surfboats, surf ski's and other surf rescue craft.
Made By
Unknown (Maker)
Significance
Rare image of an Australian surfboat riding a wave at one of Australia's most iconic surf beaches in Sydney during the 1920's.
Inscriptions & Markings
'Donated by John Pettigrove' on the back
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM