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The monument commemorates the origin of the Surf Lifesaving Movement.

In 1906, Lyster Ormsby was one of a group of young men concerned about the number of lives being lost in the surf. They decided to form a surf life saving club at Bondi, the first in Australia (though that is disputed by Bronte, which formed a Life Saving Brigade without the word "Surf" in 1903) and therefore the first in the world . Their clubhouse was a tent on the dunes.

Location

Address:Grosvenor Street, Bondi Junction Plaza, Bondi Junction, 2022
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.891667
Long: 151.249722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1977
Source: H,MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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