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 …

1915 – Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club – The Anzac Story

Amongst the first members of Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club to head off to the Great War were J.E. 'Jack' Barlow and R.H. 'Robert' Crow (the Club honour board misspelt his surname as 'Crowe'). Reflecting the middle class background of many of the Club's members, and the fact that the military looked favourably on …