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The Innocent Times of the Beach Girl Quests

Remember when there were ‘Beach Girl Quests’ at Glenelg, Brighton and Semaphore beaches during summer? Below is a photo from the 1954 Beach Girl Quest at the bay which attracted a crowd of some 25,000 people! Entrants to the quest were judged on more than just beauty, according to the organisers, but also on poise, […]

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Photo courtesy Anthony Harrison. Marineland at West Beach, many people have mixed emotions about this Adelaide marine park.

Mixed Memories for Marineland

Marineland was a marine park that opened at West Beach in 1969 and closed in 1988, in rather controversial circumstances. Feature attractions of the park were the performing dolphins and seals while another of the major drawcards was the famous pelican ‘Mr Percival’ from the movie ‘Storm Boy’. Even today, 30 years after its closure, Marineland […]

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Garbage truck 1970s

Remembering the Days of the ‘Garbo’

Every Christmas and New Year, it was a tradition to leave some beers out for the garbos….. I’ve just put up the garbage and it got me remembering back to a time when we had 3 or 4 garbos running up and down the street, dressed in footy shorts and singlet, banging and clanging the old […]

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