Paul “The Bear” Burridge,

Posted: May 16, 2022 at 4:25 pm

A bit of Kneeboard Greenroom handbrake action out Cronulla Point in the 70s

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John Hags Hagley

Posted: May 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm

John Hags Hagley one of Cronulla’s big wave chargers who pioneered Shark Island and Pikers Hole in the late 60s and 70s.


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1976 The Wanda Sand Hills

Posted: March 31, 2022 at 10:49 am

1976  The once majestic Wanda Sand hills. The sand was simultaneously extracted by a water dredge from below, and by truck and grader from above. The curved line below the grader is significant. The sand below the line was Georges River “river” sand, and above the line,  Wanda beach sand. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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1973 Cronulla Surfing Championships

Posted: March 31, 2022 at 10:10 am

Finalists from the 1973 Cronulla Surfing Championships from left to right Deny Childs, Andrew Britton, Peter Glasson, Wayne Roach and Reno Gillespie. Photo courtesy of Wayne Roach


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The Hooker Sand Factory ’78

Posted: November 24, 2021 at 6:07 pm

1978. The Hooker sand factory at Wanda. During the late 70’s and 80’s the speed of sand extraction really accelerated by the use of dredging which creating the huge lagoons. Five hundred homes are now built on this land. Tim Vanderlaan Photo



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1978. The Party at Parkos

Posted: November 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

1978. The party at Parkos. The “Jackson” social club were a bunch of surfers who loved to surf, drink beer and ride “Jackson surfboards”.
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Terry Fitzgerald ’76

Posted: November 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

May 1976. Terry Fitzgerald at Cronulla Point. Terry had “the style” in and out of the water. Tim Vanderlaan photo


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Mr Moonbeam

Posted: July 2, 2021 at 9:38 pm

Mr Moonbeam model shaped by Bob Liddell model Circa 70s

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Jackos Board Factory

Posted: July 2, 2021 at 9:32 pm

The glassing bays of the Jackson surfboard factory 1979. Tim Vanderlaan Photo. Insert: Brian Jackson and a stack of blanks ready to glass. (early 70’s).


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Skateboarding 1975

Posted: July 2, 2021 at 9:27 pm

1975 Skateboarding on the new asphalt streets of the recently completed subdivision at Yarrawarrah. Eddie Frericks gives Brian Holman a tow back up the hill. Tim Vanderlaan Photo


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