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Surfing in Sydney

brief history ...

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The first modern record of surfing was made by Lt James King in 1779. At the time, surfing was part of the indigenous Hawaiian culture. Native Hawaiian rode waves lying down, sitting or standing on long, hardwood boards. Even the Hawaiian chiefs would require to demonstrate and confirm their authority by the skills they displayed in the surf.

Surfing popularity grew slowly from 1779 through to 1960, but with improvements made in TV casting, the growing media exposure made surfing a multi billion sport.

about ...

Most important beaches North of Sydney Harbour:
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  • Manly - good surf and well known
  • Curl Curl - best surf in the Norhern beaches
  • Palm Beach
  • Balmoral
  • Narrabeen

Most important beaches South of Sydney Harbour:
  • Bondi - good surf and best known Sydney beach
  • Tamarama
  • Bronte
  • Coogee
  • Maroubra - best surf in the Southern beaches
  • Cronulla - the only beach close to a railway station

tourist information ...

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01 Octomber
1880 - The Melbourne International Exhibition was opened at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

1981 - The National Bank of Australasia and the Commercial Bank of Australasia merged to form the National Australia Bank.
Australian slang
  • VB brand of beer (Victoria Bitter)
  • quid, to make a make a living
  • beaut great, fantastic
  • unit flat, apartment
  • rip snorter excellent, great
  • yobbo an ignorant person
  • bugger off impolite dismissal of someone
  • tallie 750ml bottle of beer
  • TAB Totalisator Agency Board - betting shop
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