Shark Attacks and Beach Safety

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I have written a number of reviews about the wonderful white sand beaches and inviting sea right along the Gulf St Vincent.

Because of the presence of sand banks the water tends to be shallow and there are rarely rips or large waves. While these beaches are generally safe for swimming and other activities it is important to exercise care. Continue reading “Shark Attacks and Beach Safety”

Swim And Surf Safely On Sydney’s Beaches

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If only via the medium of television, my reader may already be familiar with the famous Bondi Beach lifesavers who patrol that beach in their red and yellow outfits, coming to the rescue of countless hapless swimmers and surfers each year.

Needless to say these members of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club do a wonderful job and while it was the first surf lifesaving club in Australia and is the oldest active surf lifesaving club in the world it is now only one of many such clubs in Australia. Continue reading “Swim And Surf Safely On Sydney’s Beaches”

Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Murals at the ANMM

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In January 1921 an honour roll listing the names of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club members who had served and died during World War I was unveiled in the clubhouse. The Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club, based at Bondi Beach was the first surf life saving club in Australia, created in 1907, and is also, without doubt, the most famous in their red and yellow gear. Continue reading “Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Murals at the ANMM”