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100 Years of Surf Life Saving in WollongongPrint Page Print this page

A statue commemorates 100 years of surf life saving in the Inner City of 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.

 

Location

Address:Cliff Road, North Wollongong Beach, Wollongong, 2500
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.414511
Long: 150.901174
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:06-January-1908
Monument Designer:Terrance Plowright

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th January, 2008
Front Inscription
The Statue of a 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
Source: MA
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