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Ain't that peculiar - 1965 BBC footage "News From Australia”

9 September 19


Surfing and wedge-tail eagles kinda go hand in hand don't they? This mixed-tape Pom newsreel was ferreted from deep in the bowels of British Pathe’s historical collection by PLB’s world renowned surf archive detective Ian Lording.

Check out the colonials at the Australian Surfboard Championships at "Manley” in 1965. 

A very young Kevin ‘Head' Brennan and an equally young Wayne Lynch (identified as Peter Drouyn) share some tiny ones in the Juniors. 

Bob Cooper makes a cameo, probably judging, while Midget takes out the Seniors over Nat and McTavish, with Mr BBC doing the plummy commentary.

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