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The Life Savers, Manly

Date: 1905 -1915
Dimensions:
Overall: 85 x 137 mm, 0.02 kg
Medium: Handcoloured photographic off-set print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00001991
Place Manufactured:Manly

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    Description
    The Sly brothers, fishermen from Fairy Bower, are standing in the stern of their double-ended boat. In 1903 they worked with Manly Council to build a modified whaleboat to patrol Manly and nearby beaches. This image has been hand coloured.
    SignificanceThis postcard provides an important record of early surf rescue boats in Sydney.
    HistoryThe first postcard was patented in 1861 by John P Charlton of Philadelphia. Postcards with "real photographs" instead of lithographs began to be produced in the 1900s. Postcards were also hand tinted to give them a realistic colour.

    The Sly brothers were Sydney fishermen who patroled manly and nearby beaches in a whaleboat in the early 1900s. In 1903, as a fund raising exercise, they participated in a demonstration of surf lifesaving techniques on Manly Beach. This included conducting rescues with their surfboat and demonstrating how to cut through the waves.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: The Life Savers, Manly

    Primary title: THE LIFE SAVERS, MANLY, PUBLISHED BY HARDING AND BILLING

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