Surf Beach

Australia, 1965

Film

Beaches are part of the Australian way of life. Every year masses flock to the long white beaches to enjoy the sun and the surf; the thrill of riding a wave can be experienced by all on rubber floats, fibre glass malibous, or body surfing. Life saving clubs originating in Sydney and numbering some 230, play an important role in patrolling the beaches and carrying out rescue. Competitive Surf Carnivals provide exciting entertainment.

Last on display

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Credits

director

Bern Gandy

producer

John Martin-Jones

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29111

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bondi (N.S.W.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Beaches

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Beaches

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Recreation - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surf lifesaving - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfers

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfing

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Surfing - Australia

Places → Bondi (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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