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Title Bombora-- the story of Australian surfing
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 110 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary A definitive K-12 of surfing in Australia, Bombora tells the story of Australian beach culture through our surfing champions, writers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, mavericks, legends, drop-outs and drop-ins. The two-part series follows the rise of surfing and its culture in Australia, using archival footage and classic Australian music to illustrate its growing importance in Australian society in the 20th century and beyond. From the time we learnt to bodysurf, to our first attempts on boards, to Duke Kahanamoku's 1914 visit which kicked off surfing's roll to popularity, Australians have taken the surf and made it our own, spawning international legends such as Midget Farrelly, Nat Young and seven-time world champion Layne Beachley, along with global surfwear brands. Set against a changing world, Bombora follows the K-12 of surfing from its maverick early days, through three significant wars and a depression, the development of surf clubs and the ensuing battles between lifesavers and surfers, the sea-change seeking drug culture of the 1970s and its shift to a cleaner, more professional sport in the late 1980s. Bombora interviews a rich seam of Australian characters, including our first surf champion Isabel Letham, author and surfer Tim Winton, legendary surfboard shaper Bob McTavish, accidental entrepreneur and Rip Curl founder Doug Warbrick and former world champion surfers Barton Lynch and Wayne Rabbit' Bartholomew. It looks at the rise of women surfers and the explosion of Australian labels including Billabong, Rip Curl and Quiksilver, which helped to cement Australia's position as a global force in international surfing. Screen Australia/Bombora Film and Music. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Screen Australia National Interest Program. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia/Bombora Film and Music, Australia Broadcasting Corporation. Executive Producer: Screen Australia: Penny Robins, Bombora Film and Music Co: Paul Clarke. Producer: Greg Appel. Director: EP1: Paul Clarke EP2: Greg Appel. Writer: EP1: Paul Clarke, Nick Carroll, EP2: Greg Appel, Paul Clarke, Nick Carroll. DOP/Cinematographer: Anna Howard A. C. S, Helen Barrow. Narrator/Presenter: Jack Thompson. Featured People: EP1 Professor Richard Waterhouse, Nick Carroll, Ray Moran, Isabel Letham, Nat Young, Charles Snowy McAlister, Dick Evans, Gordon Woods, Scott Dillon, Patty Hurst, Bernard Midget Farrelly, David The Mexican Sumpter, Gordon Woods, John Witzig, Joe Sweeney, Bob McTavish, Tim Winton, Lynne Holmes, Bob Evans, Dick Evans, Phyllis O'Donnell, Bruce Channon. EP2 Nick Carroll, Nat Young, Bob McTavish, Wayne Lynch, John Witzig, Rob Conneeley, Tim Winton, Phil Jarratt, Nat Young, Terry Fitzgerald, Doug Warbrick, Alan Green, Shane Stedman, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Richards, Tom Carroll, Simon Anderson, Pam Burridge, Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey, Mark Occhilupo, Barton Lynch, Layne Beachley, Doug Warbrick, Paul Paterson, Beau Young
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2009
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Surfing -- Australia.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Robins, Penny, producer
Clarke, Paul, producer, director, screenwriter
Appel, Greg, producer, director, screenwriter
Carroll, Nick, 1959- screenwriter, actor
Howard, Anna, cinematographer
Barrow, Helen, cinematographer
Thompson, Jack, narrator, presenter
Waterhouse, Richard, actor
Moran, Ray, actor
Letham, Isabel, actor
Young, Nat, 1947- actor
McAlister, Charles Snowy, actor
Evans, Dick, actor
Woods, Gordon, actor
Dillon, Scott, actor
Hurst, Patty, actor
Farrelly, Midget, actor
Sumpter, David, actor
Witzig, John, actor
Sweeney, Joe, actor
McTavish, Bob, 1944- actor
Winton, Tim, actor
Holmes, Lynne, actor
Evans, Bob, actor
O'Donnell, Phyllis, actor
Channon, Bruce, actor
Lynch, Wayne, actor
Conneeley, Rob, actor
Jarratt, Phil, actor
Fitzgerald, Terry, actor
Warbrick, Doug, actor
Green, Alan, actor
Stedman, Shane, actor
Bjelke-Petersen, Johannes, 1911-2005, actor
Bartholomew, Rabbit, actor
Richards, Mark, actor
Carroll, Tom, actor
Anderson, Simon, actor
Burridge, Pam, actor
Lette, Kathy, 1958- actor
Carey, Gabrielle, actor
Occhilupo, Mark, 1966- actor
Lynch, Barton, actor
Beachley, Layne, 1972- actor
Paterson, Paul, actor
Young, Beau, actor
Kanopy (Firm)