The Surf Mobile

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm

1975 Hillman Imp. The pride & joy of a “P” Plater back in the seventies, and when any set of wheels would do. Tim. Vanderlaan Photo.


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May 1979. Cronulla’s “Observer” newspaper.

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 11:12 am

May 1979. Cronulla’s “Observer” newspaper. The final edition of the local newspaper and when you could buy vacant land in Cronulla for $37000, a 2 b/r unit for $46950, a home for $67000 and you could rent a unit in South Cronulla for $79 per week. Tim Vanderlaan collection.


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Jac and Brad

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

Late 1980’s. Grommet carnage in the Wanda Carpark. Jac Tehan & Brad W find a use for a battered board in this Tim Vanderlaan Photo. Footnote: The board belonged to Bruce Toby. It flew off the roof of his car heading south near Engadine in a strong westerly. Murphy’s law and the board flies over the fence onto the train tracks and into the path of a northbound coal train.

brad & jac

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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

Jenny Fleming and her sister play in the dunes 196129133429_1748488921868943_4682568436398686208_n

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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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