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SURFER DUDES: The 1961-62 Angourie Surf Riders Club (back row) Bob Banwell, Cleat McGrath, Roger Maclean, Ray (Duck) Moran, Jeff Solomon, David Winter, Don (Ug) Lee, Kevin Moran, Lane Delong. (seated) Lofty Baldwin, Greg Cox, Brian Alford PHOTO: Henry Donovan
SURFER DUDES: The 1961-62 Angourie Surf Riders Club (back row) Bob Banwell, Cleat McGrath, Roger Maclean, Ray (Duck) Moran, Jeff Solomon, David Winter, Don (Ug) Lee, Kevin Moran, Lane Delong. (seated) Lofty Baldwin, Greg Cox, Brian Alford PHOTO: Henry Donovan

YAMBA Museum's summer photography exhibition featuring "Surfing Angourie" and Osric Notley's "Bush to Beach" continues to sizzle like our weather. With only one week before the exhibition closes, if you were thinking about walking down Angourie's surfing memory lane you had better hurry.

Exhibition curator Debrah Novak said the number of visitors to the exhibition were roughly about the same as last year but the number of locals through the door this time had doubled.

"Last year we had 2000 people go through the doors and we are really hoping to match it this year," she said.

"We have had so much positive feedback from our visitors and locals, it's been really heart-warming.

"This time last year it was raining, so that pushed many holidaymakers off the beach and in through the museum doors, but the weather has held out this year and the numbers have still been great.

"For me that says only one thing: locals and visitors are interested in a quality photographic exhibition about local surfing, its history and culture and our recipe appears to be working".

Some of the comments from our visitors book so far include: "what a beautiful place, so full of history and beautiful photos, love the surfing collection" from D and P Smith Kempsey. A couple from Perth wrote "good facts also great photos", while a couple from Arrawarra wrote: "gorgeous display evoking many wistful and wonderful memories of the early days of surf culture".

Quite a number of international tourists have also signed the visitors book, all complimenting the photos and exhibition.

Ms Novak said one of the intentions of this exhibition was to start a photographic conversation with the wider community, hoping that it would turn up some buried photographic treasures, which it has. "One of the surprises that has surfaced from the exhibition are a number of never-before-seen surfing photos taken at Angourie and Green Point at Easter 1962 by Grafton local, Henry Donovan," she said.

"Longtime Yamba surf club member and Clarence Valley resident Roger McLean, after visiting the exhibition, went home and found a number of his surf photos featuring the pioneer surfers of the day taken between 1961-62.

"He was one of the originals to surf the point in the early 60s.

"These photos are absolute gold and we are so glad they have been given to the Yamba museum. "The surfer and photographer Henry Donovan died when he was aged 36 in Grafton and his legacy of the point are these amazing photos."

The museum wants another 50 Angourie surf culture photos to consolidate its "Surfing Angourie" collection.

Topics:  art exhibition surfing



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