1934 travel poster – surf lifesavers

From Perth’s Daily News of 11 August 1934

Potential tourists with no knowledge of surf life saving may have wondered at these stylised characters apparently doing the hokey-pokey beside the seaside.  The colour photo is an iStockphoto image of contemporary lifesavers drilling with a rescue rope.

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3 Comments on “1934 travel poster – surf lifesavers”

  1. Dani says:

    Hi Lynn – you might be itnerested to know that the National Archives has the originals of this series of travel posters. If this link to their database works you should be able to find it here: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=639501. It is a lovely image.

    • Great – thanks!
      I was browsing around the NAA site the other day looking for out of copyright material. Much better in colour!
      I do enjoy your blog as a reader and an ex-resident of Canberra (15 years up to 2001).


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