The office bearers
and carnival officials include several noted swimmers or surfriders.
Cecil Healy, a member of the Manly Club, is a competitor in the Surf Race, listed below.
He competed at the 1912 Olympic Games against Duke Kahanamoku and was later a journalist.
F. C. (Freddy) Williams, also from the Manly Club, was considered the best of the early surf-shooters.
C. D. Paterson, another member of the Manly Club, is said to have imported a surfboard from Hawaii, circa 1908-1912 and would later serve as the Association's President.
Lyster Ormsby and Sig Fullwood (with Percy Flynn) are credited as the inventors of the 'first' life saving reel at Bondi circa 1906.
Note that the program finishes with a "Shooting the Breakers Exhibition by Members of affiliated Surf Clubs."
The advertisement for the Circular Quay (Sydney city) to Manly ferry service by the Port Jackson and Manly Steam Ship Company records an early use of the term "surfers", compared to the more common "surf-bathers" or "surf-shooters" of the period.
Likewise, the surfing and swimming suits
advertisement for Anthony Horden and Son, Brickfield Hill, Sydney on the
back cover uses of the term "surfing", compared to the more common
"surf-bathing" or "surf-shooting" of the period.
HIS EXCELLENCY, LORD CHELMSFORD, K.C.M.G., STATE
GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
J. LORD, ESQ.
|T. W. Henderson, Esq.
Dr. A. Lamrock
F. A. Thorpe, Esq.
C. T. Trickett, Esq.
L. C. J. Ormsby, Esq.
A. W. Relph, Esq..
F W. Donovan. Esq.
W. H. Kelly, M.H.R
E. H. Reeve, Esq.
Cecil Healy, Esq
E. W. Quirk, Esq.
|E. R. Abigail, Esq.
C. L. Daly, Esq.
H. D. Spyer
G. H. Williams, Esq.
Hon. C. W. Oakes
C. D. Paterson, Esq.
Ald. R. G. Watkins
Mayor of Waverley.
F. C. Williams, Esq.
L. W. ABEL, O. G. H. MERRITT, C. MARTIN, H. S. FORD,
A. W. RELPH. ESQ.
G. H. WILLIAMS.
Police and Band Stewards:
A. WATSON, W. A. KELLAM.
T. Lord, jun.
A. L. Cohen
T. L. Holland
Shooting the Breakers
Members of affiliated Surf Clubs.
Combined Surf Carnival Souvenir Programme
North Steyne, Manly, 22nd October 1910.
Block kindly lent by "Town and Country
to Manly ferry service by the Port Jackson
and Manly Steam Ship Company (adjusted).
Note the early use of the term "surfers",
Surfing and swimming suits advertisement
for Anthony Horden and Son, Brickfield Hill, Sydney.
Note the early use of the term "surfing",