The 1960’s

August 12, 2012Our History

1961

Tony Park was selected in the Australian team to visit New Zealand.

1962

Club Founder Dan Dineen passed away during the 1962/63 season having continued to be involved with the club since 1925.

1964

Henley won a silver medal in the Australian R & R competition in Collaroy coached by David Hemsley.

Members Merve Butterfield, Charles Fielder and Norm Tucker were appointed Life Members of the Surf Life Saving Association – SA State Centre

1965

Graham “Butch” Payze was selected in the Australian team to tour the United States of America and Phil Carter set a new record of patrolling the beach for 102 hours in a season.

The number of lives that had been saved since foundation stood at 630.

Henley 3rd in the Australian R & R blue ribbon event in Western Australia.

1966-1967

Barry Duhne was selected in the Australian team to tour New Zealand

1967-1968

Ten members were called up to do Military service in Vietnam, and sadly one of our members, Errol Noack became the first South Australian to be killed in action.

Hot showers and toilet facilities were built into the men’s changing rooms.

1968-1969

During this season, a roof was built over the sun deck thus giving the members a recreation area above the change rooms. The “Top Room” was opened on 6th December 1969 and became the first licensed bar facility in any life saving club in Australia. John Davis was the first Top Room Manager.

1969-1970

Henley won the Open Boat title for the first time at the 1969/70 State Titles

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