This evocative image shows Dee Why, North Narrabeen and Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Clubs in a surf carnival. Clubs were pitted against one another to test their skills and compete in a variety of life-rescuing scenarios.
Photographers Beverley Clifford and husband Ken, lived in the Northern Beaches area in Sydney during their professional careers. They collaborated on various projects and government and commercial photographic commissions. Ken also worked as a photographer at the University of Sydney in the medical imaging department with friend and artist Sydney Woodward-Smith. The Clifford’s contributed images for a number of books on Australia, including Camera in Australia, published in 1970, which also illustrated work by Max Dupain, Kerry Dundas, David Moore, and Wolfgang Sievers.
Reference: Manly Daily, 30 July 2013