pods for primates*
|*The first edition
was presented online about 1998, originally
pods for primates: a catalogue of surfboards in australia since 1900.
title was taken, borrowed, stolen, or in homage to,
Bob McTavish and Little Red, Honolua
Bay, Maui, December 1967.
was kindly signed by Mr. McTavish at the launch
the website appeared under the URL
scope and content has somewhat exceeded the original
URL was similarly derived from another prestigious
Left: Cool waxmate for surfboards by surf research, circa 1970.
Powell moved to Australia in the late 1960s,
the early 1970s, Rusty
Miller, an outstanding surfrider, also relocated
Miller, Sunset Beach, c1965.
cover was signed by Mr. Miller while attending the
Bruce White and
(1958 - 2004)
Paul Flack and
| The Photographs
1. H. Phillips: Surfboard riders, Manly Beach, circa 1928.
Note the range of board design and decor, in particular the text, I'en nui, on the nose of the board to the far right .
Also note the age range of surfriders and the female surfrider.
- Phillips, H: Surfing Beaches of Sydney N.S.W.
Photographer, Printer and Publisher
99 Victoria Avenue Willoghby, NSW, 1930.
The item is not dated but has one photograph at Bondi dated March 22nd, 1930.
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