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Posts from the ‘Bondi’ Category

warren cornish – after the funeral

the boys who rode balsa

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cooking in a 5 star suite, the reason and the recipe

getting fired, what you can do

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Bloodlines. The little book that started in Realsurf

He should get a real job. anon.

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warriewood in the day, an outsider’s view

Warriewood did intros different. You had to paddle out to meet people.

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what you need in order to get a good job is a solid employment record. like mine.

No drinks before five and no drugs before midday. This is basic. No shoes, no haircuts. No shaving. No worries.

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bondi 1958. andy cochran

If you looked halfway between James Dean and Bobby Rydell in 1958 then love was always in the air.

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bondi 1958. gary moffatt

This is after all the guy who headed the Bondi invasion of Newport and Avalon. The Hillbilly Hamlets.

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bondi 1958. wally newell.

why 1958 is relevant

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bob barrett, robert g barrett, author..

Big Unit Bob was attracted to Handsome Bill, because Handsome Bill attracted many, many lovely women

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The bondi diggers – an employee roster, 1969

how we worked the tables

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this was bondi ~ barry mcguigan – magoo – the string magician

He's not a legend - he was always magoo. This was Bondi.

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the incalcitrant son

' I've got to take a phone-call from the school Boss on a FRIDAY to learn that all the dough I've been paying to get you to Uni to do God knows bloody what has been pissed up against the wall of the South Bondi Boardriders Club, you filthy little rotten mongrel kid! ...

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andy c and the bikini bottom

Nobody was sexist in the 60's - that came with freedom of expression.

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erin and the idealogy of hate

We would croon soft and intimate abuse as he raged back at us for our illegitimate insults; us, the founding Bondi Fascista.

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being a schoolboy surfer in 1959

We had no time for their Prefects and sport-games, their cadet corps and exams, no time for their rules and commandments, their uniforms, their classrooms and lessons. Their floggings.

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a lost life

She was a small and beautiful girl, a capricious and effervescent youngster whose light shone bright at Bondi - her shining beacons were of brightness and naivety

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an assault in 3 stages – bondi baths

inexplicable conflict - Bondi and Vietnam

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scott dillon – always a risk

Scott Dillon ain't in the grave yet ..

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the last day, jack ‘ bluey ‘ mayes

there are no deals with the dying ..

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les girls, the boys from the cross come to bondi, things do not go well.

1961, bondi is invaded by the transvestite dancers from the kings cross nightclub, 'the all male review' - everybody hurts

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a bright future in retailing

Then the hangover stood up and waved at me, waved a big red flag at me. Lots of drums in the background.

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voyeurism and the outlaw south bondi boardriders

Everybody fell off in those conditions, and their loose boards smashed and collided their way to the beach - a rolling logjam of splintering balsa and spearing boards

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the beating

Somebody pulled him off the still body and everybody drifted away. The big man's wallet lay by his side, come adrift in the turmoil.

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the jewish kid, harry

Imagine counting every grain of sand on the beach, and in the park, and all those carried away in cars over the last 30 years. Tourists travelling from here to all corners of the earth. Imagine.

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mick dooley cutting back

I don't see anybody doing this manoeuve, even up here at Byron where the waves are so easy you can surf them with your eyes closed

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