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No Lives Lost at Bondi Beach


2000 – Vale Allan “Lap Lap” Lappan.

By ROBBIE LAPPAN Thursday 11 May 2000 Melbourne radio has lost one of its most beloved sons with the death of Allan “Lap Lap” Lappan. Lappan was the consummate communicator, with a voice that conveyed joy, life and familiarity. His listening audience felt they knew him. He worked at 3UZ (now Sport 927) from 1962 […]

1997 – Radio National Transcripts: The Sports Factor

– Friday, October 17, 1997 Surf Lifesaving Amanda Smith: This week, the Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia celebrates the 90th anniversary of its foundation. And so The Sports Factor is plunging into the past and present of this unique facet of Australian culture. Surf beach atmos. Douglas Booth: Australians really militarised the beach. They were […]

1990s – Xmas day at Bondi “Orphans Christmas”

1990 – 1999 While most Australians are enjoying opening their presents on Christmas day and relaxing with their family a group of special people are preparing for their busiest day. It has become the tradition for large numbers of tourists (30,000 plus) separated by distance from their families, to congregate with their countrymen on Bondi […]

1970s – Chrissy at Bondi Beach

Dec 07, 2016 Chrissy at Bondi Beach “ Six white boomers, snow white boomers Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun. Six white boomers, snow white boomers On his Australian run “. Lyrics by Rolf Harris, H.M. Prisons T’was the night before Christmas, Santa had left the North Pole and was heading for Bondi. He […]

1960s – This R&R Life Part 2

May 13, 2017 Unreliable History This (R&R) Life: Part II Our fabulous and famous R&R coaches, Harry Nightingale and Mick Cooksley, were sharp-eyed and unrelenting in forcing us to do everything in the same way and at the same speed. We spent many, many hours practicing it all — before and after school or work, […]

1960s – This (R&R) Life Part 1

Apr 26, 2017 Our master chronicler of all things Bondi, Alan Scott, has asked for contributions to supplement the huge amount of social history he has somehow managed to remember about that famous Australian beach suburb and our equally acclaimed surf club. He has suggested it may be interesting to explain to his many readers, […]

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