prolific chroniclers of the Sydney surfing scene.
For a selection of the company's work, see
Phil Harris:Surf-Bathing in NSW, 1907.
MANLY AND DISTRICT
Manly owes its popularity to its unique position, its varied attractions and the series of safe surf bathing beaches with which it is endowed.
Year by year its
patrons increase, and the "Village" of a few years ago has disappeared
and in its place is a town- a city- with a population rivalling that of
the largest country towns of the State.
So great has been the demand of the surf-bather that accommoda- ...
... tion provided by a Council in a chronic state of "hard-upness" has had of necessity, to be increased, and within the past few years a new and popular spot at North Steyne, as distinguished from Manly (South Steyne) has sprung into existence to cater for the requirements of the ever-growing North Manly.
There are two
clubs on the beach, the Manly Surf Club, and North Steyne Life Saving Club,
both numbering several hundreds in membership and possesslng commodious
club rooms on the beach for the use of the members.
Both clubs yearly arrange carnivals, and attract large crowds from all parts of Sydneyand suburbs.
The steamer trip,of
severn miles from Cirular Quay to Manly costs 3d. return, and season tickets
are issued at specially low rates.
There is good hotel and boarding-house accommodqtion, and furnished cottages in abundance.
A tram meets all
boats and runs to Brookvale, three miles (adjacent to Curl Curl Beach);
while coaches and motor 'buses leave at frequent intervals for all parts
of the district as far as Pittwater (Newport and Bay View).
A tram has just been opened between Manly and the Spit and the whole converted to electricity.
Not a dwelling or person insight.
No. 1. Canadian Style,
Jersey and Knickers, woven in one, yet has the same smart appearance as old style, no seams or tapes: Fastens on shoulder; cannot rise up the back or sag between the legs.
PRICE, 6/6 and 7/6
it is said that
Surfing is only in the early stages and that 10 years will bring some great
changes on our Sydney beaches.
No.2. Made without
skirt, but much thicker and smarter than Regulation Swimming Costume, yet
just as comfortable.
... and only requires
a little better access for it to take its fitting place in the suburbs
A club-room is in course of erection.
Tuesdays. Thursdays & Saturdays.
Clarence River- Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Byron Bay- Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Tweed River- Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Macleay River- About every five days.
Manning River- About every five days,
Bellinger River- About every five days.
Nambucca River- About every five days.
Coff's Harbour- Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Woolgoolga- Tuesdays.and Saturdays.
The above are
the regular, but extra steamers are despatched to any of the Rivers when
necessity requires it.
The steamers flying the Company's flag are well known to the public for their speed, safety, and comfort.
The catering on the Company's steamers is unsurpassed, this being conceded by all who have travelled by the line.
The steward's staff are selected men, noted for their civility and attention to the comfort of
Head Office and
Wharf 3 Sussex
Wharf ... ... ... Foot Druitt Street, Sydney.
Passenger Office ... ... 261 George Street, Sydney.
NAMBUCCA HEADS (?)
... is the Elleriborough
Falls, situated about 26 miles in a north-westerly directlon from Wingham,
which may be reached by a good road extending to within 6 miles of the
falls, and then by bridle track.
The height is given as 510 feet; above the falls is a long deep reach of the river- overhung with luxuriant vegetation- which pours its waters into a valley thickly overgrown with sub-tropical plants, ferns, palms, and flame trees.
The sight is a magnificent one, and will well repay the journey entailed.
Coach fares to Wingham, 1/6; Port Macquarie, 20/-.
At the heads where the river flows through the breakwater into the ocean is a fine beach, where the local resIdents of the dIstnct indulge m the healthful pastime.
There is good hotel accommodation at the Heads.
There is a fine surf-bathing beach at Port Macquarie, and the fishing off the beach, rocks, and in the river is of the best.
The most picturesque
route to the "Port" is via Port Stephens and the Myall Lakes, connecting
by coach at Tuncurry for Taree and Port Macquarie, the fares being 46/-
single and 77/- return from Newcastle.
There is good hotel accommodation.
YAMBA (Clarence River Heads).
LIFE SAVING REELS
New South Wales Surf Bathing Association, Manly, North Steyne, Bondi Baths, Cronulla and all leading Surf Clubs.
COACH TRIMMING A SPECIALITY
Three First and [one Special Prize at Sydney International Exhibition, 1879-80: Silver Medal at Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881: Centennial Exhibition Prize, 1888: Government Champion Prize 1891; and Go]d Medal 1896, 1898, 1900, 1904 and 1906,
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to Surf Bathers.
DON'T bathe in secluded spots by oneself, or near rocks, or where quicksands exist.
DON'T bathe whete the waves are not. breaking, or where the water is smoother or darker than elsewhere.
DON'T bathe where "Danger" Signals are placed.
DON'T enter the
water when feeling cold, or remain in the water when the hands or feet
Cramp resulting there-from will thus be avoided.
to swim when entangled with seaweed, but lie on the back, with arms extended
to assist floating, then gently with-draw the feet, get them to the surface,
and floalt from over the sea-
DON'T waste strength
by struggling against the current or "under- tow," if carried out, but
swim across or around It.
The Bather will then probably be swept by the waves into shallow water.
DON'T get flurried, but, if help is required, raise one arm (only) over the head as a signal of distress. Then turn on the back and float, facing tihe incoming waves.
DON'T struggle with the person attempting the rescure.
DON'T loose foothold.
If the sea be rough, keep close to shore, especially if inexperienced in surf-bathing.
DON'T remain in wet costume after leaving the water.
DON'T be foolhardy,
but keep together, thus avoiding possible fatalities.
In case of accident, remain cool and collected, ana avoid hampering in any way the work of the Life-savers.
Particulars of the Principal Clubs.
Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club, L. Harris, Hon. Secretary, York-road, Waverley.
Bondi Baths Life Saving Club, A. L. Cohen, Hon. Sec., Woodstock-street, Waverley.
Bondi Surf and Social Club, H. Drew, Hon. Sec., 27 Newland-street Waverley.
Coogee Surf Club, H. Johnson, Hon. Sec., Brook-street, Coogee.
Coogee Surf and Social Club, S .L. Snell, Hon. Sec., 407 Liverpool-street, Darlinghurst.
Cronulla Surf Club, W. R. Louden, 28 Elizabeth-street, Redfern.
Freshwater Surf Club, W. R. Waddington; Hon. Sec., Post Office, Freshwater.
Little Coogee Life Saving Club, H. W. S. Ford, Hon. Sec., 20 Watkins- street, Bondi.
Manly Surf Club, A. A. Watson, Hon. Sec., Box 2, Petersham P. Office.
Maroubra Surf Club, P. lnder, Hon. Sec., c/o Box 312, G.P.O.
North Steyne Life Saving Club, E. M. Shemwell, Hon. Sec., Pacific-street, Manly.
Newcastle Surf Club, N. Morris, Hon. Sec., Post Office, Newcastle.
Port Kembla Surf Club, R. P. Williams, Hon. Sec., Port Kembla.
Royal Life Saving Society, Geo. H. Williams, Secretary, N.S.W. Head Centre, Foy's Chambers, corner George and Bond streets, Sydney.
Stockton Surf Club, H. Leslie, Hon. Sec.. Stockton.
Other Clubs are
:- Newport, Mona Vale, Bronte, Wollongong, and Stanwell Park.
Full particulars may be obtained on application to above secretaries.
OF NEW SOUTH WALES SURF
HIS EXCELLENCY, LORD CHELMSFORD, K.C.M.G., STATE
GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
J. LORD, ESQ.
|T. W. Henderson,
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,
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., Sports Club, Ltd., Hunter-street.
W. H. COMMINS.
F. A. THORPE. C. D. PATERSON.
E.M. SHENWELL, C. MARTIN, H. S. FORD, SYD FULLWOOD,
A. W. RELPH. ESQ.
Owing to the Season being well advanced this publication was restricted to 2,000 Copies; but the 1911-1912 Edition will be put in hand during Winter Months, will be enlarged in size, and some 8,000 Copies will be available early in the Season.
This Guide is
on Sale at all Branches of N. S. Wales Bookstall Co., on Wharfs and Railway
Stations, and at the following Surf Carnivals:-
Bondi, Feb. 25th., Newcastle, March 11, 1911, Coogee March 18, Manly, March 25, Cronulla, April 17.
For Advertising Space in Future Editions and further particulars apply to-
The New South Wales Surf Bather's Guide.
Published by L. W. Abel, Hon. Secretary,
Surf Bathing Association of N.S.W.
Sports Club, Ltd., Hunter Street Sydney.