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Cronulla surf club change room ticket

Date: 1920s
Dimensions:
Overall: 65 x 35 mm, 1 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Gary McPherson
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Ticket
Object No: 00031407

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    Description
    This adults entrance ticket for the men's change room at Cronulla surf club originally cost threepence, and dates from the 1920s.
    SignificanceThis ticket provides details on the entrance price to change rooms in the 1920s and the practice of using change rooms rather than changing at the beach.
    HistoryThe Cronulla club house was built in 1909, and had lockers and changing rooms for members. By the 1920's Cronulla was portraying itself as the resort of the south, with the club house becoming a major focus of the beach.

    Issues of propriety and decency remained prominent throughout the first half of the 20th century, with concerns around sunbathing and the brevity of early women's woollen swimsuits, which often shrank from use. In 1922 there was a movement against people walking the streets in their swimwear, with Sutherland Shire Council referring the matter to the police.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: TORN ADULTS ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE MEN'S CHANGE ROOM

    Web title: Cronulla surf club change room ticket

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