Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

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BIRTHS.

LAWRENCE. February 4, at Runnymede, to Judy and Bill, a son.

A SURFER at Yamba was assisted to safety during the Yamba Surf Club's carnival. The junior belt race was about to start when the swimmer gave a signal of distress from about 100 yards out. The club's patrol belt-man was about to take to the water when Darcy Patricks, in charge of the duty boat near the buoys, made towards the swimmer and saw him to safe water. Rex Teece took out the club's open belt title. The defending champion, Chris Harper, was unfortunate at the start of the race. He had a mishap with his belt and lost about 40 yards. Harper was also beaten in the open surf race event by Bob Zuill, thus losing his second title. Zuill and Harper got the same wave on the return swim and hit the beach together, but Zuill was a little faster up the beach and across the line, having finished in shallower water than Harper. Johnny Redhead, who came third in the open surf, is a junior. …

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