Breen Sand Mining Factory

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 5:35 am

Early 70’s. The noisy and dusty Breen sand mining factory. Photo taken from the top of Bate Bay Road overlooking Cronulla High and looking towards Captain Cook Bridge and Woolooware Bay. As kids we used to hide in the sandbag shed in the foreground. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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Shark Island 1985.

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 5:30 am

Shark Island 1985. Not sure who it is, but I do recall it was around the time when some pro surfers where in town for one of the big comps held in Cronulla. Tim Vanderlaan Photo



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Laurie Vanderlaan

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 5:19 am

Winter afternoon at Wanda 1983. 14 year old Laurie Vanderlaan on his custom Jackson 6 channel. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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Greg Hourigan

Posted: April 25, 2020 at 5:14 am

Tracks cover Dec 1980 Cronulla Point.


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Richard Herbert ’78

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 10:08 am

Herbie scores a dredger at Shark Island in ’78. Shot with a Nikonos II by Chris Stroh


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1981 The Wanda Beer Tent

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 9:37 am

1981 The Wanda beer tent. The Australian surf life saving titles were held at Wanda for the first time and tooheys was the beer of choice. “I feel like a tooheys or two”. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.






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The Liddelow’s at Wanda Beach

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 9:20 am

Remember the house on the hill just above Wanda surf club. this belonged to the Liddelows family Circa 70s and 80s, heres a few shots from the photo album lid83445628_2845137718870719_18951379984842752_n 84456771_2845137645537393_8018740350069768192_n 84636480_2845137655537392_1818360016344711168_n

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Gary Hughes ’78

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 9:10 am

Gary Hughes from SURF Magazine, May issue 1978 photo Dave Shaw.


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Gary Hughes

Posted: March 17, 2020 at 9:04 am

After coping a fin to his skull in Hawaii Gary used a (Canadian Ice Hockey) helmet  to cover the “soft spot” where the surgeons had removed a large segment of smashed skull-bone & allowed me to surf and compete, before my cranioplasty (plate insertion)…Photo Getty Images


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Col O’leary ’78

Posted: January 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm

1978 Elouera Beach. A long haired Col O’leary and his younger brother Finbar have been regulars of the Cronulla beach scene for decades. Col is Connor O’leary’s uncle. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.


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