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Mollymook Ocean Swimmer Billy R. – Coalcliff history. Part 2

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Sunrise at Coalcliff

 Following the release of Mollymook – Billy Rushton’s post earlier this week titled ‘Billy – A step back in time  – 1964’, local Coalcliff residents Tony Williams and Ed Melinz sent through a number of other early Coalcliff photo’s that related to the Surf Club and Beach history.

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1935 with old Surf Club in foreground

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1955-56 Surf Club members

 

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1969-70 Beach and old Surf Club

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Squatters era

 The image of the Surf Club was taken in 1969-70 prior to being washed away in the floods that occurred in 1974.

The ‘Squatters era’ shows a group of squatters lowering their boat to the water below. The ‘Squatters’ apparently occupied tin shacks (built during the depression years) on weekends and over Christmas. The council finally bulldozed and removed them in 1964.

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1977 – 78 period

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1977 – 78 period