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Strictly to the book, Cronulla, New South Wales, 1965 [picture] / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 3107785
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
 
Online Versions
Description 1965 
1 photograph : b&w ; image 24.4 x 36.4 cm., on sheet 30.6 x 40.3 cm. 
Series

Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010 . Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Summary

"The military influence on the surf life saving movement is well illustrated here. There was no sensible reason for such regimentation in the saving of lives, but the practice persisted well after short surfboard and power boat rescues had become more common than belt and reel rescues. When I criticised the antiquated, militaristic surf lifesaving movement in a book title SURF BEACHES OF AUSTRALIA'S EAST COAST (Angus & Robertson 1968) there was a storm of protest from the hierarchy, earheaded by the movement's patron, Sir Adrian Curlewis, who dubbed me the 1968 equivalent of being 'un-Australian'. However the introduction of short Malibu boards, etc. and the dissatisfaction of returning Vietnam veterans with military style restraints quickly revolutionised life saving methods. Today, surfboat races, belt and reel events and march pasts are held purely for their pageantry and tourist drawing potential." -- Description supplied by photographer.

Notes

Title supplied by photographer.

Part of collection: Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148674320

Subjects Surf lifesaving (Aquatic sports) -- New South Wales -- Cronulla Beach -- Photographs.  |  Lifesaving -- Equipment and supplies -- Photographs.  |  Lifeguards -- New South Wales -- Cronulla Beach -- Photographs.  |  Cronulla Beach (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.
Occupation Lifeguards.
Other authors/contributors Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
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