Title Details

Surf Patrol

Describes the training and work of surf lifesaving clubs in Australia.
Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 8.5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
High angle shots over surf carnival at Manly Beach. VS lifesavers marching, crowds watching. WS lifesavers swimming through breakers and bodysurfing. Spectators watching carnival, young woman smoking and spectators clapping. Manly Life Saving Club with flag flying. VS following volunteer filling out application form, swimming laps, learning lifesaving techniques in hall and resuscitation methods. Man studying anatomy book on beach and watching woman in swimming costume. Lifesavers on beach practising rescue drill, being beltmen and operating reel. GS reel mishap, giving line sign, riding surf skis and surf-lifeboat. CU bronze medallion in man's hand. VS surfclub meeting where official suspends member over discipline and gives speech to explain. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40147 | 4 mins 23 secs | 1950s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Lifesaver setting up flag for early morning surf patrol. Lifesaver asking older man to bathe between the flags. WS lookout tower and lifesavers sitting on banana chairs during patrol. Young woman being asked to remove her towel from reel while tucking hair into swimming cap. WS crowds on Manly Beach. VS people in water, boys riding surf mats, young woman rubs suntan lotion on young man's shoulder, father and baby in shallows. MS lifesaver blowing whistle. VS lifesaver in tower sending radio message to land crew who make announcement over speakers. VS speakers and lifesavers racing to perform rescue. VS beltman lifesaver with victims being reeled in. Slow-motion swimmers bodysurfing and surf mat riding. Lifeboats and surfboats through seas. Surfers riding long boards. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 40150 | 3 mins 59 secs | 1950s | Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |