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Men's Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club swimming trunks

Date: 1990s
Overall: 270 x 410 mm
Medium: Nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00039044
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    These blue men's swimming trunks were worn by a member of the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club surf boat crew in the 1990s. They feature the club's logo and the text 'Tamarama / SLSC / Boaties' printed in white on the left hip, and the manufacturer's logo on the left. Made by Spank, the brief-style swimming trunks are made of nylon and have a black drawstring around the waist.
    SignificanceThese brief-style swimming trunks are representative of Surf Life Saving Club uniform designs made in Australia during the 1990s.
    HistoryUp until the 1960s and 1970s a vintage style march-past design was used at surf carnivals, perpetuating the classic 1930s image of the lifesaver as the bronzed hero of the Australian beach. By the 1990s, however, men wore briefs for both life saving patrol and competing in surf carnivals.

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