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Newspaper Extracts : 1918.


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The distinct lack of newspaper reports from 1916 is due to Australia's committment to the war in Europe.

2 March 1918 : 
15 April 1918 : 
29 October 1918 :
31 October 1918 :
Surfboard Exhibition Avertisement, Manly.
Surfboardriders on the Stage, Sydney.
Surfboard Exhibition, Bondi.
Surfboard Riding Dog, Bondi.

Free Lance
Wellington, Volume XVII, Issue 918, 15 February 1918, page 12.



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Free Lance, Volume XVII, Issue 918, 15 February 1918, Page 12

Some further pictures is! the successful- carnival at Manly.
(1) Freshwater surfer riding a -board head downwards.
(2) Start ?of .the gold. rush.
(3) Standing on l suirf board.
(4) .Gold rush, in active progress; (Mirror, photos)
The Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday 2 March 1918 page 2 (Advertising).

The following is the programme for to-day.
It's going to absolutely bust the record.
During the afternoon, on the Ocean beach, there will take place the
If you do not wish to join in, come down and see the diggers at work, prospecting for the Hidden Reefs.
They are there - only want finding.
Then there is -
Sensational Surf Exhibitions and Wonderful "Duke" Surf Board Shooting, given and demonstrated by the Expert Members of the Manly, North Steyne and Freshwater Life Saving Clubs.
Now follows -
shown from the Headlands, overlooking the Ocean Beach and Pacific Ocean.
Special preparations have been made to make this display a Record Success.
Also Confetti Fights, Mery-go-Rounds, and dozens of other
Steamers sail for the Carnival every few minutes all day and evening from No. 3 Jetty, Circular Quay.
Fares: ADULTS 4d, CHILDREN 2d.

The Mirror
Sydney, 8 March 1918, page 16.


Some further pictures of the successful carnival at Manly.
(1) Freshwater surfer riding a board head downwards.
(2) Start of the gold rush.
(3) Standing on the surf board.

1918 'GOLD RUSH AND SURF DISPLAY AT MANLY.', The Mirror (Sydney, NSW : 1917 - 1919), 8 March, p. 16, viewed 15 September, 2014,

The Sun
Sydney, 10 March 1918, page 21.


Beverley Bayne, the woman whom Bernard M'Fadyen, physical culture specialist, asserts is the nearest approach to Venus de Milo that he knows of, is an ardent surfist, and were she to come across to Australia the sirens of the briny in this part of the world would doubtless learn a few things about shooting the breakers and manipulating a surf-board.

In "Pennington's Choice," a recent picture, Miss Bayne performed a wonderful dive of 50 feet into tho surf, and in other ways showed her skill in this direction.
Her latest motion picture is "Red, White, and Blue Blood," a five-act Metro drama to be screened to-morrow and- all the week at the Globe Theatre.


1918 'Notes from the Picture Shows', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 10 March, p. 21. , viewed 02 Jun 2019,

The Prahran Telegraph
Victoria, Saturday 23 March 1918, p. 2.

[At St. Kilda] A surf board display was given by
Mr. H. L. O'Hara, chief Victorian instructor of surf reel work.

1918 'LIFE SAVING.', The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), 23 March, p. 2. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,

The Newcastle Sun
Monday 25 March 1918, page 5.

A Bondi Patrol

SYDNEY, Monday
Two lifesavers on surf boards patrolled a dangerous channel at Bondi yesterday and, in addition to rescuing six surfers, assisted scores of others who were likely to get into difficulties
The boards proved a distinct success.

1918 'SURF BOARDS', The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), 25 March, p. 5. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,

The Sun
Sydney, Friday 25 March 1918, page 3.

Good Work on Surf-Boards

Large surf boards wore used to some purpose at Bondi yesterday for the life-savers, who not only rescued half a dozen surfers on them, but brought them into action to assist scores of others who were likely to get into difficulties.
The surf was not at all dangerous, but there was a deep channel running parallel with the beach, and that had to be negotiated by those anxious of getting "shoots from the bank on the other side.
Although the channel was only about 20 yards across, there was a nasty "pull" towards the shore, and bathers found that the swim to the bank was not the easy task it looked.
In fact, it was a tough journey, and while surfers who did not become excited, got across all right, others, who got flurried on discovering that they were not making as much progress as they thought they should, had many anxious moments.
The presence of two surf boards, manned by members of the Life-saving Club, proved welcome to many a tired swimmer.
The boards enabled swimmers to rest on their journey to tho shore, and saved the life-savers many a swim.
The boards patrolled the channel all the morning, and on one occasion brought four swimmers ashore.
Later two others were taken on board and carried into shallow water.
How many swimmers were merely assisted is not known.
The life-savers lost count.
The boards were a distinct success, and whenever there is a similar channel, on the beach in future they will be used by the life-savers.

1918 'SURFERS IN TROUBLE', The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), 25 March, p. 3. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,

Sunday Times
Sydney, Sunday 31 March 1918, page 3.

The N.S.W. Surf Bathing Association is holding a Surf Carnival at Cronulla Beach, commencing at 11.30 a.m. to-morrow.
All events are open to members of affiliated clubs under 20 years of age, and present and returned members of the A.I.F. only.
A splendid entry has been received, and a programme consisting of 15 items will be competed.
There will also be a display, of surf shooting and 'Duke' surf board riding.
The whole of the proceeds are in aid of the Australian Red Cross.

1918 'SURF CARNIVAL.', Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), 31 March, p. 3, viewed 15 September, 2014,

The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 15 April 1918, page 3.


If Richard Walton Tully's new play mast be pronounced weak and uncertain on the dramatic side, it still possesses touching moments, and there is no mistaking the picturesque appeal of George Upward's, beautiful scenes from island life.
Indeed, the American producer, Mr. George Barnum, seems to have had a free hand in the lavish staging of a piece which mainly attracts by the deep, strong charm of an atmosphere constantly maintained on the lines indicated.
There is the plaintive, sweet, and monotonous music of the ukuleles, with their zither-like tones, the weird chanting of Hawaiian natives, and the dancing of the hula girls.
The curtain rises upon a cave in the Island of Puna, where the pleasure-loving islanders sing and strum at one of the many self-imposed holiday picnics which so exasperate their "sugar-man" - the American manager of a great sugar plantation.
Suddenly the sun-filled scene, with the bright blue sea beyond the plumy palms drowsing by the shore, is overcast by a passing storm.
A clever spectacular device suggests the torrents of rain which fall upon the beach without touching the groups beneath the trees inland, and then in a moment the tropical visitation melts like a dream, and the somnolent sunshine-charm reasserts its accustomed sway.
In this way infinite artistic skill has been bestowed upon the mounting of "The Bird of Paradise" all through to the tragic close, where the gloomy volcanic mountain of Pelo vomits flame and steam.
Here the unhappy princess-heroine leaps into the glowing crater BB the needed human sacrifice to appease the offended deity, and save her suffering people.
Thousands of playgoers will admire and marvel at the scenic triumphs of the new piece, and this one in particular was applauded with enthusiasm.

Muriel Starr is linked with these scenes as Luana, the central figure of the romantic love story.
Incidentally, Luana's career emphasises the misery ultimately and inevitably caused by the union of an educated white man with a half-civilised native, and further exposes the moral deterioration arising from life in one of these Pacific paradises, where everything comes for the asking, and the warm tropical sun, with flower-covered fingers, binds and paralyses the healthy action of heart and brain.
Miss Starr was especially happy in suggesting the light-hearted witchery of the dusky, dark-eyed Luana.
Especially was the spell of her love-making apparent in the scene in which, with a caress in every word, she persuaded Dr. Paul Wilson to miss the steamer for the leper settlement in order to admire her prowess as leader of the surf-board bathers.
Two years later Luana and her "Paula" are man and wife in their fascinating grass house.
He craves, and she hands him, the fatal cups of awa (called also "kava"), which keep him without will for work, idling from day to day.
It is here that the sugar-man, a character realised with masterly strength and vigour by George Bryant, offers Luana the choice of a crown as vassal-queen under the American flag, or of allowing the Washington Government to declare a republic.
Luana's childish, unsophisticated joy at the idea ot unlimited fine clothes and costly gems, mingled with a cunning which caused her to decline honours abroad in order to keep her "Paula" away from the white ladies, was amusingly shown by the actress; and the anguished grief of the little princess at the discovery that she was unsuited to the society of Captain Hatch's dinner-party at Honolulu, that the god of her idolatry had wearied of her, and that nothing remained but immolation upon her country's altar, deeply moved the audience.

Louis Kimball, playing against tho sympathies of the house, was successful in showing the weak, egotistical, and petty nature of the always distrustful Dr. Wilson.
Mr. Frank Harvey was strong as the ragged, trembling Ten-Thousand-Dollar Dean, a beachcomber ruined by drink, but ultimately redeemed by the inspiration of a woman's love.
Tien Hogue, as the fair-haired Diana Larned, was at her best in the sincerity of her appeal, "Come up to the light," though the dramatist develops the actlon of his story too rapidly and too abruptly to meke the situation convincing.
J. B. Atholwood, a venerable and picturesque figure as the Hawaiian High Priest, played the role with imposing solemnity of diction.
James Hughes, an aesthetic, though somewhat stout, stalwart, in an abbreviated bathing-suit, made a sensation as Luana's native admirer.
Edwin Lester and Marion Marcus Clarke filled minor roles as the Rev. and Mrs. Sysonby, familiarly known by their undressed flock as "the mikinaries."
Maggie Moore won the audience as the genial and motherly Maheemahu.

1918 '"BIRD OF PARADISE."', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 15 April, p. 3. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,


For Richard Walton Tully biography, see:
Bird of Paradise was filmed twice:

The Sun
New York, June 9, 1918, Section 3, page 28.

Atlantic City, June 8.
With the ocean temperature remaining above 70 degrees throughout the week bathing has become the leading amusement at Atlantic City, and the number of surf devotees is growing dally.
The beach lifeguard force will be doubled over the week end. and following tests for new men the full complement of red shirts
will be assigned to duty for the season next Monday.
Every man aspiring to duty in the patrol must show his ability with the lifeboat and can buoy and in swimming, and the tests are held under difficult conditions to insure the selection of the best athletes for the life saving contingents.
Since this method was adopted there has not been a single drowning along the entire beach.
In order to provide amusement for the bathers certain portions of the water have been set aside for surf board riders and visitors who like to shoot the breakers in canoes.
These two forms of natatorial sport are unusually popular this year, and to prevent accidents among the bathers the.authorities have designated points for
the exclusive use of the canoers.

Chronicling America
 The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, June 09, 1918, Section 3, Image 28
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The Maui news
Wailuku, June 14, 1918, page 5.

Girl Saves Soldier From Drowning
Honolulu, June 10
Miss Margaret MeCabe, of tho Outrigger Club swimming team, saved Private Robert Gunn, of the Fort Kamehameha sanitary corps from drowning at Waikiki yesterday morning.
The girl was on her way lo the "big surf" with her surf board when :she heard Gunn calling for help.
The man was nearly unconscious but the girl managed to get-her surf board beneath him and then tow him ashore where he arrived in entirely unconscious condition.
Over exertion is supposed to have been the cause of the accident.

Chronicling America
The Maui news. (Wailuku, Maui, H.I.) 1900-current, June 14, 1918, Image 5
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The Sun
New York, June 23, 1918, Section 3, page 25.
Atlantic City
Atlantic, City, June 22
Beach guards are having a hard time of it keeping bare limbed bathing girls off the beach in accordance with an order from the City Commissioners.
Many of the Jersey coast resorts permit the omission of hosiery, but Atlantic City Is maintaining the policy of previous years and barring any display of stockingless limbs along the bathing beaches.
Hooverized bathing attire, however, is permitted, and women are taking full advantage of the ruling which permits mannish suits to be worn.
The mackintosh law which compels all bathers who go direct from their cottages in water attire to cover their suits with an outer
wrap will go into effect within this next fortnight.

Surf board devotees have adopted a new stunt for coasting about the shallow water.
Instead of riding the breakrs they now come in close to shore, and after the combers have flattened out take a running dive as If they were handling a sled and then shoot along on top of the water for long distances.

Chronicling America

The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, June 23, 1918, Section 3, Image 25
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Evening Public Ledger.
Philadelphia, July 6, 1918,  page 20.

THE SURF BOARD is a never-ending source 
of delight for the fair bathers at 
Atlantic City and the other seaside resorts.
Chronicling America
Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, July 06, 1918, Night Extra, Image 20
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The Sun.
New York, July 7, 1918, Section 3, page 26.

New Sport for Seabright.

Seabright, N.J.
The Seabright Beach Club is to have a new form of surf diversion.
Last season the rage was for surf riding with a surf board.
It gave every-one thrills.just to watch the rider come skimming along on the crest of a long high rolling comber from a good distance off shore to the very edge of the water mark
This year there is to be another form of bathing pleasure that in all probability will eclipse surf riding.
There is to be shipped to the club within the next few days a  long inflated surf raft.
This octagonal canvas raft will hold from three to five persons, and will not turn over no matter how many happen to get aboard.
It will enable the bathers to enjoy unusual sport in riding over the high seas.
It will also serve to assist  swimmers who may encounter dlfflculties while swimming beyond the lines.
This sort of pleasure craft has been used extensively at the Southern resorts all winter.
Palm Beach bathers enjoyed themselves every day in fine weather with this latest development
The idea of the craft is credited to E. I. Horsman of Monmouth Beach.

Chronicling America
The sun. (New York [N.Y.]) 1916-1920, July 07, 1918, Section 3, Image 26
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The Hawaiian Gazette.
Honolulu, September 24, 1918, page 8

Canoe and Surfboard Events At the Beach Yesterday PleaseHoliday Crowd

Regatta Day, as observed yesterday by the Outrigger Canoe Club sports and general public on the beach at Waikiki was an unqualified success.
There was a good crowd on hand, everybody enjoying to the full program, which helped while away the whole morning, being over by noon.
The canoe and surf board races were exciting enough to please all and there were some pretty and close finishes during the morning.
The eourse, set for some of the canoe races was from Grey's to the Moana' Pier.
The men's paddling canoe race was won by the Outrigger Canoe Club by four feet.
The crews were: Outrigger H. Harvey, C. Lambert Jr., T. Norgaard, C. Hims, F. Bowers and Edric Cooke; Hui Nalu "Steamboat Bill," T. Holatein, T. Hill, William Hollinger, F. Wilhelm and Lukela Kaupiko.
In the paddling surf board race for boys under sixteen years of age A Mineville Jr., won by a walk.
L. Hale was second and J. Morse third.
The distance was from the Seaside to the Moana Pier.
Helen Martin Wins

Miss Helen Martin won the paddling surf board race for ladies, also by a walk.
Miss Josephine Hopkins being second.
This victory gives Miss Helen the title of club champion for the year.
In the paddling Indian canoe race for men in the service C. Lambert Jr., and F. Bowers won easily over Koss and Canario, the latter's canoe capsizing during the race and the crew completing the course by swimming in fine shape.
Mr. Chitterbrick was easily the winner in the paddling surf board race for malihini entries, defeating W. Dixon, the surf board expert, Chitterbrick looks easily like a coming champion, says "Dad" Center, who ought to know as he is reckoned Hawaii greatest authority on the subject.
Wahine Opio Race

It was a pretty rare when three waihine opio crews got off in the paddling Indian canoe event for girls.
Marion Dowsett and Frances Jones won eventually.
Helen Martin and Bernice Dowsett weie second, while Josephine Hopkins and Daisy Kuttmann finished third.
The latter crew capsized their canoe three times during the race.
This furnished a great thriller for all, eapecially for the life guards who went to the rescue but were outdistanced by the capsized mermaids in the race
for the shore.
The eighth event, padding Indian canoe for boys under fourteen years of age was called off owing to the sea being a little tad choppy for the youngsters.
Edric Cooke finished first in the patddling surf board race for men.
T. Norgaard was second, and C. Sims third.
Others paddled, too, but were not in at the finish.
Cooke gave the other two men a fifteen yard handicap and won even then.

Great Capsizing Event

There was a lot of fun in the papdling canoe race for boys under sixteen.
It resulted in a tie in the first heat between Canoe Aa and Canoe White Horse.
Then the Wlhite, Horse got foul of t lit lite line and the judges ordered the race paddled over again when Canoe Aa capsized.
Just how the race finally resulted no one seems to know yet.
The crews were Canoe Aa- A. Mineville Jr., Tookie Cfinpiu. ('. Gall, J. O'Dowda, J. Mann and H Burband.
Canoe White Horse- Lewis Hale. A Gall. .1. Hongs, G. Young and C. A Sayres.
In the volleyball match played at three o'clock iu the afternoon on the Outrigger Canoe Club courts the O. C. C. won in three straight sets from
the Signal Corps team, IV I I, 1510 IS i.
A big crowd was on hand for this event, which was particularly close in the last set, won by a poiut am fairlv i lose in the second, but an easy
victory tor Hi" Outrigger buuch in the tiniil set.
The Volleyballers

The Outrigger plavers were, in the first set Johnson. Kuttmann, Morse W. Smith. Nottage and Smith; in the second " Dad " Center. Lindsay, Bailey, Dickson, Decker, and Harvey, and in the third -Britton, W. Smith, Morse Nottiige H. Mm it h and Johnson.
The Signal Corps players were Canario, Bowers. Lambert, Shepherd, Ross and Grimier.
The dav was brought to a most fitting close with the annual Regatta Day dunce of the Outrigger Canoe Club in the Club's pavilion, a monster crowd
being present, dancing to the music of Dude Miller's Hawaiian quintet.

Chronicling America
The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, September 24, 1918, Image 8
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Sunday Times
Sydney, Sunday 18 August 1918 page 13.


Athletic Girl Who Rides the Waves at 15 Miles an Hour

When the Niagara leaves for America she will take an enterprising young Aus tralian sportswoman with her.
This is
Miss Isabel Letham, of Freshwater, who forsakes her own country for moving picture work in America. Miss Letham will break in on a new side.
She is
finely athletic, can play most games, and rides well.
But it will be for her work
in the water that she will appeal to the Americans.
Here she can put up some
attractive 'stunts.'
She is an expert
surf shooter, and a fine performer on the surf-board, with which she has interopted so many visitors to Freshwater in the season.
She manipulates the big board
in true Hawaiian style, and among her feats is the bringing in of a pouple of passengers upon it from the outside breakers.


''She is afraid of nothing,'' said a
friend of Miss Letham's the other day.
''Yes, I am, I am afraid of sharks,'' she
Yet this does not prevent her from
tearing round the harbor on an aqua plane which is being towed behind a motor boat at 15 miles an hour.
In her
picture shown on this page Miss Letham on a board which is about 3ft long by 18in. wide.
Below her is the sharkin
fested harbor, and it is only her nerve and her wonderful balance that keep her out of it.
Miss Letham fell once or twice
while learning the art of aquaplaning, her most disturbing experience being when she slipped off as she was passing Sydney Heads.
Aquaplaning has not caught on with
the girl swimmers of Sydney to any great extent.
It is too dangerous, and
the sharks are so great a menace.
Letham, however, pronounpes it the finest sport in the world, notwithstanding the fascination the sun has tor her.
The Freshwater mermaid is eagerly
anticipating the joys of Honolulu.
she does not hunger for the sights and scenes of Hawaiian beauty.
She nays:
''Just as soon as the gangway is down when we arrive, I am off in a taxi for the breakers.''


1918 'A SYDNEY SEA-GULL.', Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), 18 August, p. 13, viewed 4 October, 2013,

The Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday 29 October 1918, page 6.


The secretarles of the Navy League yesterday received the following cablegram from Admiral Lord Charles Beresford:
"Wish you every possible success for 'Jack's Day.'
I heartily approve of all the objects you intend to benefit."


An exhibition of 70 paintings, sketches, and art photographs presented to the Jack's Day Fund by tbe artists of Sydney will be opened in Canberra House, at the corner of Liverpool and Elizabeth streets, by his Excellency the Governor, at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The exhibition will be open to-day, to-morrow, and on Thursday.
The pictures are to be disposed of by art union.


The organisers of the Jack's Day procession are making a special appeal to tbe employers of cadets of the Royal Australlan Naval Brigade to allow the lads permission to take part in the procession through the streets on Jack's Day.
The boys are to muster in the Domain near the Registrar-General's office at , 9 a.m. on Frlday.


The effigy of the German Emperor should provide some entertainment at the village fair to be held at the Broadway on Jack's Day.
This will be a giant figure, presented by the J. C. Williamson Company, and will be subjected to whatever treatment the people may think it worthy of.
Finally, in the evening, it will be blown out of existence.
Other attractions will include Barry Lupino, Claude Flemming, Mons. Goossens, Jack Ralston, Sydney James, Muriel Starr, Ruby Hooper's pupils, the Katinka Quartette, and at night Paramount pictures will be shown in the village fair.
His Excellency tho Governor has promised to attend.
The members of the Bondi and North Bondi Surf Clubs have combined to hold a monster surf and beach carnival in aid of Jack's Day at Bondi Beach on Saturday afternoon next.
The programme will include exhibitions of surfboard riding by pupils of Kahanamoku, and sensational canoe races through the breakers.
Among the attractions on Jack's Day will be the Japanese goods to be offered for sale at the Nippon Yusen Kalsha stall in connection with Burns, Philp, and Co.'s exhibit in Bridge-street.
All kinds of pretty and novel goods and toys will be stocked.

Jack's Day, 1 November 1918, was a fund to help the men of the Navy and the Mercantile Marines.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday 31 October 1918, page 6.


Bondi surfers will make a big effort for Jack's Day on Saturday afternoon next on their spacious beach.
The members of tho Bondi and North Bondi clubs have combined to conduct a pageant.
A big feature will be a wrestling match between W. Smyth, the holder of the Australasian heavyweight championship, who represented the Commonwealth at the last Olympic games, and Reg. Fletcher, champion of Bondi, who has, up to the present, thrown all his adversaries.
The novel spectacle will also be presented of a cattle dog riding a tossing surf-board right through the breakers to the beach.

Daily Examiner
Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), 5 December 1918, page 4.
Mark Twain.

Miss Mildred Leo Clemens, a niece of the famous American humorist, gave amost interesting/discourse on MarkTwain as she knew him.

The projection of the pictures was all that could be desired.
Some cinematograph pictures were also shown, including surf board riding on the famous Waikiki beach, outrigger canoes, fish in an aquarium and a volcano in eruption, both by day and by night.
These last-named pictures possessed a special educational value.
Altogether, the ramble through Paradise was a pictorial feast and Miss Clemens well deserved the long-continued applause which followed its conclusion.

1918 'CHAUTAUQUA.', Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), 5 December, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,

Northern Star
Lismore, December 1918, page 4.

Miss Mildred Les Clemens, whom Mrs. Dye had said earlier was regarded as the youngest lady lecturess lecturing on the platform in America, gave a delightful lecture.
Covering ground taken by her famous cousin, Mark Twain (S. Clemens), in his works, Miss Clemens described the beauties of the Hawaiian Islands, and also introduced tho audience to the well-known splendor of the Nevada Mountains and the grandeur of the hinterland, but only recentlv made accessible to tourists.
All the pictures constituting the film, a really magnificent and unique collection, were taken by Miss Clemens herself.
It was in 1895, said Miss Clemens that Mark Twain on the"v^tura . -journey from Australia visited ■ '-1;He_^;Sawaiiaii' . Islands, which she had the jdeasure of doing ,.;vea-y many years later. Under 'the control of U.S.A., the Hawaiia'rihlslahds were":: destined to become aji important gate as regarded the! -voi-ld of commence. The screening of "an c.-cquisite view of the setting sun trans forming the ultramarine of ■ the ocean as the equator. is approached1 into a sheet of- gold .was a. fitting: introduction vto (lie excursion intc- the "Paradise of tho Pacific.':' Groups, of llawaiians, clothed in their garments of bright and 'vavietl hue, were next depicted. The noted iloral places were shown, and an illustration of a street corner blaziag forth in the colors .of- gorgeous flowers brought forth, rapturous applause. Honolulu was a city of- about 70,000 inhabitants. Proceed-1 'ing, there was shown-.;an extinct volcano _in the n jighborhaad, and. now covered, ex quisitely with grasses and . looking: like a crouching lion in the distance.. One! of' the features - ofthe islands, said -the lecturess, was .the most beautiful, .palm trees,-which Mark Twain had described as featheir dusters struck by. -lightning. Views .of-a beautiful quay next crossed the screen. Ths Hawaiian is noted for his abilitySas a shim mer. As sMark Twain said, "Swimming is to the Havyhiiaai of; first importance, walk: ing. of secondary importance.'' And what the humorist tilted at was admirably de picited by views of those .marvellously dex terous swimmers enjoying the exciting ex perience of surf-board riding. Excellent views 6f fish in their haunts were shown. The aquarium, it was said,, rivalled Naples, and the fish were "indescribable for their beauty, variety and edor.

1918 'EVENING SESSION.', Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), 9 December, p. 4, viewed 15 September, 2014,

The Australasian
Melbourne, Saturday 28 December 1918, page 27.

(S. J. Hood photo.)

1918 'ON THE BEACH AT BONDI.', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 28 December, p. 27. , viewed 17 Apr 2016,


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