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Australian Surf Championships - Coolangatta, QLD,

1949

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
North Bondi, Australia

Australian Surf Championships - Coolangatta, QLD, 1949
North Bondi Team.
Back Row L-R ... Roy Denny, Vince Pelligrini, Dan Reynolds, Peter Wakefield, Bob Chiltern, Harold Murphy, Jack Watson, UnknownUnknownUnknown, Ray Brown, Lance Pike
2nd Row L-R ... Keith Munyard (inventor of first safety release surf belt circa 1948-49). Grant Turnbull, Bill Smith, John Utz, Harold O'Brien, Jack Connoly, Unknown, Ted Smile, Wally McKay.
First Row, Second Step L-R ... Ron Davidson
First Row L-R ... Tom Kelsall, Col Crawford, Peter Pontifract, Ron Parkes, John Regan, Ben Godwin, John Cunningham.
The team travelled by train in "dog box" Eight to a compartment carriage. The train left from "Mortuary train station" near Central Railway -, for a 24-hour special surf clubs only train journey

Jack Denny was Assistant Honorary Treasurer (year?). He was never really fit enough to become a lifesaver however, he became assistant treasurer to Bill Whitehead and an assistant organiser with the housie and Fancy Fair nights. He was at the Club every Sunday morning to collet fees and he kept a meticulous record of every financial member of the club. He became infamous for harassing those un financial members.

Details

  • Title: Australian Surf Championships - Coolangatta, QLD,
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Inventory: IA_054

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