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Surf lifesaving reel, wooden, used by South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1960

Made in Australia, Oceania, c 1960.

The surf lifesaving reel is an Australian innovation which was invented in 1906 by Lyster Ormsby who made a model of his invention from a cotton reel and two hairpins. Countless Australians were saved by a life saver using a reel, line and belt. This timber life saving reel dates from the about 1960 and was used by the South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club in the Sydney beachside suburb of Curl Curl.

Australian surf lifesaving clubs were the first in the world. In 1903 a group of swimmers forme...

Summary

Object No.

85/826

Object Statement

Surf lifesaving reel, wooden, used by South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1960

Physical Description

Surf lifesaving reel, wooden, used by South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1960

Dimensions

Height

860 mm

Width

870 mm

Depth

1410 mm

Production

Made

Australia, Oceania c 1960

Source

Credit Line

Gift of South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, 1985

Acquisition Date

13 June 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Surf lifesaving reel, wooden, used by South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1960 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 August 2019, <https://ma.as/52939>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Store 5 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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