Australian Beach Cultures: The History of Sun, Sand, and Surf

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Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Social Science - 260 pages
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Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.
 

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Contents

Beaches Bathers and Bodies I
3
Mrs Grundy and Daylight Bathers
22
Undressed Bathers
41
beach wear at Bondi in 1919
47
Valorous Surf Lifesavers?
65
Hedonistic Surfers
84
surfboards and heading to the surf early 1930s
85
Beach Party
92
The Professional Era
124
The Professional Era
142
members marching in militarystyle and two iron men 160
160
The End of the Beach
162
Notes
185
Bibliography
233
Index
249
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Subversive Soulsurfers
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University of Otago, New Zealand.

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