Models show the latest swimming costume fashions at the first annual beach inspectors' dinner in 1955.
At Bondi Beach, the Queen observes an Australian surf carnival, a gathering of teams from surf clubs around the country and New Zealand, all wearing the traditional neck-to-knee surfing costume tha
A highlight of the Queen Mother's 1958 visit to Australia was a surf-lifesaving carnival held in her honour at North Steyne, Manly on Sydney's Northern beaches.
Medical doctor Yondon Dungu had migrated to Australia with his wife and three children, and had been in Australia for just one week when he drowned at Bondi Beach.
A group of senior lifeguards just happen to be standing at the edge of the water for a photo shoot when they’re told there’s been a man found floating lifeless in the surf.
A lifeguard watches over Bondi Beach in a scene from Bondi Rescue Series 1 (2006).
The lifeguards are euphoric. Thanks to their skill and quick action, they’ve managed to bring a young man back to life who was found face down in the water and clinically dead.
A tragedy unfolds at Bondi Beach when lifeguards are unable to locate a man last seen struggling to stay afloat at the southern end of the beach where there is a dangerous rip.
Scenes of surf, sun and swimming at Coogee Beach, Sydney, played upon the sea as a place of recreation in stark contrast to the suffering at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.
From beach inspectors on the lookout for danger to the ice cream vendors helping people cool down, Surf Beach pays tribute to an Australian icon: the beach.