Surf-o-planes

Posted: April 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm

The Surfoplane,was a blow up rubber device to catch waves you could hire them at most City beaches from the 30s to the 60s. For a few bob you could hire them out the front of North Cronulla Surf Club in the 50s.

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The Captain Cook Bridge ’65

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 8:12 am

1965.  had just opened. Peak hour traffic heading north. Tim Vanderlaan photo collection

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Old Joes Milkbar

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 8:09 am

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Surf Reel

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 7:55 am

Summer of 1975 / 1976. Back in the day the “Surf reel” was actually used to perform rescues. Good to know the reel was sponsored and provided by “the St George Grease Trap service”. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Sand Dunes ’61

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 7:52 am

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Miss Elouera

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 7:48 am

1979 Some of the Miss Elouera Beach girl competitors. The lady in pink, and holding the Mic, was the winner of the previous year’s event. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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Sunday in The Park

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 7:45 am

1958. Sunday in the Park with Joe’s in the background. Not sure if you could get a milkshake at Joe’s back then, but the sign on the wall says they sell “hot water”. Tim Vanderlaan Photo Collection

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Northies Crew 1982

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 12:07 pm

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Cronulla Lifeguards 70s

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 7:21 am

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Jackson Surfboards

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 7:13 am

Wall art at the Jackson Surfboard factory.
After more than 50 years, the Jackson surfboard factory closed its doors in 2015.  This 2015 picture shows Jim Parkinson glassing one of the last boards on the production line, and behind him is some interesting  wall art depicting when Brian Jackson had his hip replaced.  Penned by one of the workers, the “Fantastic hip joint factory” shows the process Jacko underwent during his operation .   Tim Vanderlaan photo
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