Image Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

TLF ID M006981

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational resource page in the National Archives Virtual Reading Room (VRROOM).

Educational details

Educational value
  • Australians have an enduring love of the sun and the sea. Making the most of the environment, Australians enjoy many recreational activities during the warmer months such as swimming and surfing or playing sports such as cricket and tennis. Others take their caravan on the road for a relaxing holiday, or even just stop for some fish and chips or an ice-cream.
  • The 'Harbour swimming, Manly, NSW' educational resource page on VRROOM offers links to a variety of resources about Australian forms of summertime recreation. These include archival collection items such as letters, documents and photographs. The page also provides links to relevant National Archives websites such as  'Summers Past'.
Year level

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Learning area
  • English
  • Health and Physical education
  • Studies of society and environment

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  • Contributor
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Organization: Australian News and Information Bureau
  • Description: author
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: National Archives of Australia
  • Organization: National Archives of Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Image
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