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Meet the people 01:49

Listen to Don Marsh, Pat Kidner, Phil McGibbon, Kristy Munroe, John Brown, Keesha Whitford and Khy Whitford introduce themselves. Read the transcript

Don Marsh is a member of Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club in southern Tasmania. He became a surf lifesaver in 1967. Don competes in ironman events and has won gold medals at the World Life Saving Championships and the national championships.

Pat Kidner has been involved with the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club in Western Australia for 61 years.

Phil McGibbon is a member of Portland Surf Life Saving Club in Victoria and has been a surf lifesaver since 1963. Phil is an announcer and commentator at surf carnivals and his collection of surf lifesaving caps is on display in the exhibition.

Kristy Munroe is a member of Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She joined Nippers in 1988 when she was six years old. Kristy has won ironwoman championships at state, national and international levels.

John Brown is a member of Grange Surf Life Saving Club and Chiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been involved in surf lifesaving since 1953. John used to own a ‘bear suit’, similar to the ones in the exhibition and has been photographed wearing his suit at the Dog on the Tucker Box in Gundagai, NSW.

Keesha Whitford is a member of Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club on the south coast of New South Wales. She joined the club as a Nipper in 1999 when she was seven years old. Both her parents and her brother are also club members.

Khy Whitford is eleven years old and a member of Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club. He also joined Nippers when he was seven.

Why join? 00:27

Listen to Kristy Munroe, Don Marsh, Keesha Whitford and Phil McGibbon talk about why they joined surf livesaving. Read the transcript

One big family 01:20

Hear what Don Marsh, John Brown, Kristy Munroe and Pat Kidner have to say about the surf livesaving movement. Read the transcript

Training 00:56

Listen to Kristy Munroe, Don Marsh, Pat Kidner and John Brown talk about the training involved in surf lifesaving.  Read the transcript

Patrol 00:57

Listen to what Don Marsh, Phil McGibbon, Keesha Whitford, John Brown and Pat Kidner have to say about patrolling the beach. Read the transcript

Rescue 01:28

Listen to John Brown, Don Marsh and Kristy Munroe share their experiences of rescue operations. Read the transcript

Competition 01:35

Listen to Kristy Munroe, Phil McGibbon, Don Marsh, Khy Whitford and Pat Kidner have to say about the thrill of the carnival. Read the transcript

Sharks 01:02

Listen to Phil McGibbon, Pat Kidner and Kristy Munroe tell stories about sharks in the surf. Read the transcript

Surf culture 00:35

Listen to John Brown and Don Marsh tell stories about surf culture in Australia. Read the transcript

Women 01:06

Listen to John Brown, Pat Kidner and Phil McGibbon comment on women and surf lifesaving. Read the transcript

Young people 00:18

Listen to Phil McGibbon, Kristy Munroe, Pat Kidner, Don Marsh and Keesha Whitford talk about young people and surf livesaving. Read the transcript

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