The 1970’s

August 12, 2012Our History

1970-1971

A system of portable look out towers was used for patrolling at Henley and Laurie Bailey retires after 14 years as club Treasurer..

1971-1972

Henley wins the Wales patrol efficiency competition for the first time and David Hemsley is appointed a Life Member of the Surf Life Saving Association – SA State Centre.

1973-1974

Darryl Walker toured South Africa with the Australian Surf Life Saving Team.

Henley wins a new surf boat “Golden Jubilee”

Jim Doherty is appointed a Life Member of the Surf Life Saving Association – SA State Centre.

The club is presented with the original Ampol shield in recognition of having won this perpetual trophy for R & R competition on 20 consecutive seasons.

1974-1975

Club members have been patrolling the beach at Henley for fifty years.

During this time no life had been lost while members were on duty. 654 lives have been saved.

Lloyd Harvey retires as club President after seven years at the helm.

Henley wins the Wales patrol competition again. A three-wheeled motor cycle is donated to the club and Henley becomes the first club in the state to use mobile patrols.

1976-1977

Rodney Hill passes the 1000 personal patrol hour milestone and is chosen as the state’s inaugural “Life Saver of the year”.

1979

Female change rooms were finally built in the northwestern corner of the hall.

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