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A statue commemorates 100 years of surf life saving in Wollongong. The statue is a collaborative effort between North Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club and Wollongong City Surf Life Saving Club. The statue is situated between North Wollongong and Wollongong City beaches.  

A public meeting was held in the Council Chambers on the night of Monday, January 6, 1908. Its purpose was to form a Surf Bathing and Life Saving Club. The attendance was close to one hundred people of which the Mayor, Alderman W J Wiseman presided.



Address:Cliff Road, North Wollongong Beach, Wollongong, 2500
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.414511
Long: 150.901174
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:06-January-1908
Monument Designer:Terrance Plowright


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th January, 2008
Front Inscription

This statue of Surf Life Saver in 1908 commemorates 100 years of surf life saving in Wollongong

Officially unveiled by the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor Councillor Alex Darling AM

6 January 2008

Sculptor - Terrance Plowright

Back Inscription

This memorial honours the members of Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life Saving Club

The first life saving club in Wollongong

Estanblished on this beach, 6 Janaury 1908

Statue funded by Wollongong City Council

Bruce Gordon Surf Live Saving Supporter

Cr Alex Darling AM  Lord Mayor
David Farmer           General Manager WCC

Source: MA
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