Woonona’s 1949 beach girl

Woonona’s Marjorie Jones, which the Sydney Daily Telegraph described as being 18 years of age, was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a bust of 33 inches, a waist of 25 inch, hips 33 inches and weighing 8 stone 12 pounds, was a brunette, with brown eyes. She was one of the newspapers “Beach Girls of…

Illawarra Surf Life Saving identities

Officials and delegates of the South Coast Branch of the Surf Life Saving Club of NSW Front row (left to right): G. Roebuck, W. Weber (Corrimal), A. Brown (Kiama), J. Mawson (Helensburgh and Stanwell Park), O. H. Peterson (Thirroul), E. Peterson (North Wollongong), R. Cairns (Woonona), M. Bourke (registrar, S.L.S.A.). Second Row: T. Halpin (president,…

I’ll Always Love The Surf

Raymond Short with his brother Daryl, 15, and schoolmates from Kingsgrove High School. From left: Colin Peak, Ken Tapfield, Alan Moses by his bedside in Coledale Hospital. Coledale Beach Shark Attack SOME simply addressed to “Raymond Short, Australia,” hundreds of letters and cards have found their way to the small hospital at Coledale, N.S.W., where…

Lonely surfies

Australian Women’s Weekly 1964 Letters Page A sandy’s lot. “WHERE are all the sandies?” the boys are asking. My boyfriend describes a sandy as a brown-skinned, brown-haired girl who carries her boyfriend’s surfboard to and from the beach for him and then sits on the beach in a bikini, watching him catch the heavies. Occasionally…