November 26 - December 2, 2017: Issue 339
Women In The Surf Life Saving Movement As Life Savers: From At Least 1910 - Awarded Medals For Saving Lives From 1880 In NSW
The three Hope sisters and Vera Lewis - one of the first in the world girls life-saving team, 1910; Women in at the beginning of Newport Surf Club - Annie Brennan, Elsie Brennan, Muriel Bulfin (Newport School and Hotel), Alto Corner, Olive Corner, Doris Hope, Francis Hope and Winn Hope - to name a few!
Constable ,T. Hewitt, of Newport, has for some time past, been busy in instructing the members of the Newport Surf Bathing and Life Saving Club in the methods of the Royal Life Saving Society, and hopes in a few days to present his candidates for examination. AMONG THE BREAKERS. (1910, January 20). The Star (Sydney, NSW : 1909 - 1910), p. 2 (LATEST EDITION). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228320867
Newport Surf Club reports the formation of a life- saving class among its members. AMONGST THE BREAKERS. (1910, March 17). The Star(Sydney, NSW : 1909 - 1910), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228308015
The Bondi Ladies' Surf Club have started a life-saving class under the Instruction of Miss Moloney, of the Royal Life-Saving Society. About 22 ladies presented themselves for drill last week, and their instructor was well pleased with their showing.
RECENTLY the National Shipwreck Society solicited competitive designs for a medal distinctive of the society, for presentation in recognition of acts of bravery and saving of life at sea. A goodly number of artistic designs were forwarded by competitors, and, after due consideration, the committee decided to adopt the design of Mr. James F. Sayers, manager of the London Chartered Bank at Newcastle, and award the prize to that gentleman. The design, as may be seen from an engraving, represents in a spirited manner a life-boat putting off for a shipwrecked vessel. Lying on the shore is a man saved from a watery grave, his rescuer using means to restore animation. Over the latter is an angel resting one hand on the shoulders of a weeping mother with a babe in her arms; the other containing a wreath, which is held towards the rescuer. The other side has the name of the society, a space in the centre being left for the name of the recipient and the deed that is recognised. The National Shipwreck Society's Medal. (1878, August 24).Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 32. Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70594306
The head, neck, shoulder, arm, and other portions of the remains of apparently a youth about 17, were found recently in the stomach of a shark caught at Barrenjoey, New South Wales. The remains are believed to be those of the cabin boy drowned in the collision of the Barrabool and the Bonnie Dundee. The Sydney Marine Board have concluded the inquiry in the late collision case of the Barrabool and the Bonnie Dundee. They exonerated the captain of the Bonnie Dundee, and adjudged the mate in default. The latter had his certificate suspended for twelve months. Facts V Scraps. (1879, April 12). The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889), p. 11. Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60623206
The official opening of Newport Beach, recently resumed by the Government, took place on Saturday. Amongst those present were the president of the Warringah Shire (Councillor Ralston), Councillor Quirk, Dr. Arthur, M.L.A., Alderman C. D. Paterson (Manly), and several prominent visitors. Newport Beach is one of the many beautiful spots resumed by the Lands Department and handed over to the Warringah Shire.
The 'Opening' Ceremony - photograph courtesy of and from Newport Surf Life Saving Club - The First Century 1909-2009 - compiled by Guy Jennings
The members of the North Steyne Surf Club gave the first life-saving demonstration. Councillor Ralston said that the shire had been in existence close on five years. They had control of two beaches at first, Curl Curl and Bongin-Bongin. Then Freshwater Beach, which was alienated from the public, was secured, and it is now the premier surf-bathing beach in the State. Mrs. Nielsen, wife of the Minister for Lands, was presented by Councillor Ralston with a pair of silver scissors, and in severing the ribbon declared the beach open for all time to the people. NEWPORT BEACH OPENED. (1911, April 10). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15235233