Curby, Pauline: Urban myth or surfing history?

Curby, Pauline

An urban myth or surfing history?‘, Honest History, 17 June 2015

The author explores the story surrounding a famous change to the rules regarding sea-bathing in pre-Great War Sydney. As this story is part of our surfing history, says Pauline Curby, it is important to know what really happened; the story of one William Henry Gocher’s defiant act is not all that it seems.

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And for other sources on sea and sand, see Caroline Ford on Sydney’s beaches, Ian Hoskins on the New South Wales coast, William McInnes and Richard White and others on holidays, Bill Garner on camping and Graeme Davison on how we got there on wheels.

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