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Newspaper clippings related to surfing and surf lifesaving

Date: 1930s - 1950s
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Lorna Cavanagh
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0565

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    Description
    This archive series numbered [001] - [011] consists of newspaper clippings collected by Melbourne swimmer William Cavanagh relating to surfing and surf lifesaving. Included are articles on regarding the Pacific Aquatic Carnival; Bells Beach in Victoria; the development of the Victorian Surf Life Saving Association; surfing at Lorne; long boards; crew of the Torquay surf boat; Torquay carnival; and beach holidays.
    HistoryWilliam Cavanagh was a Victorian state title holder and member of the Melbourne swimming club who surfed at Lorne and Torquay in the 1930s. William was a founding member of the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club.

    As a 16 year old boy William Cavanagh was known as the "Peter Pan" of swimming, he competed against Frank Beaurepaire and won the Victorian 220 yards championship in 1925.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS RELATED TO SURFING AND SURF LIFE SAVING, COLLECTED BY WILLIAM CAVANAGH

    Web title: Newspaper clippings related to surfing and surf lifesaving

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