Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Photograph - Gary Birdsall 'Midway', Cronulla 1959

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

Description
Black and white photograph of Sydney surfer, Gary Birdsall leaning against a car with his back facing the ocean at 'Midway' Cronulla Beach, Sydney.
Size
H26.5cm x W39cm
Object Registration
2002.0036
Keywords
jack eden, gary birdsall, cronulla point
Historical information
This photo by Jack Eden shows Gary Birdall leaning against his car at Cronulla Beach in 1959. Gary was a favourite with photographers during this period. A photograph of him charging huge Cronulla Point featured on the cover of The Atlantics record BOMBORA.
Made By
Jack Eden (Maker)
Significance
This photograph is of natiuonal significance showcasing one of the most talented young surfers to come out of Cronulla in the early sixties. Gary Birdsall competed in many of the first surfing contests around Australia and today is an accomplished artist.
Last updated
31 Aug 2019 at 10:45PM