These three photos all probably taken in the forties – different places, different families.
Fred Penny on the left lived in Glenelg, South Australia so why he and a friend were at Beachport, about 200 km to the south east I don’t know, but they obviously thought they should dress well for the occasion with waistcoats and watch chains. They certainly look very relaxed.
Whereas this young man at Portland Victoria was much better prepared to tackle the surf – with a hired surfboard probably made from marine plywoodMy mum had made this little dress with a sailor suit theme – in navy and white. Taken in front of the Castlemaine Reformatory.More stories and photos with a seaside theme at