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The 1980’s

August 12, 2012Our History


Jan Duhne became the first female to gain her bronze Medallion.


Major building extensions began on the northern end of the old clubrooms. The extensions, costing in excess of $160,000 encompassed a new boat shed, patrol and first aid room, gymnasium facilities and an open-air entertainment area. The gymnasium was dedicated to the memory of Bob Barnes.


The official opening of the building extensions took place on the 11th December 1982.


The club completed its 60th year of voluntary service and Jim Doherty reached the milestone of having given 50 years service to the club.

The death of Sir Adrian Curlewis was recorded during this same year after having served the Association for 62 years, 42 as the National President.

“Super Sid” donates the first IRB (Rubber Duckie) to the club.

Barry Duhne is appointed a Life Member of the Surf Life Saving Association SA State Centre.


The hall section of the clubrooms was declared unsafe and the Henley & Grange Council rejected any proposal for the club to repair or rebuild on the beachfront. Several sites were inspected but considered unsuitable for the Club’s relocation.

The following season Sally Trodd is elected as the first female Club Captain and the Henley & Grange Council has put forward a relocation plan for the club to move to the Henley square area just north of the jetty.

Council reneged on the relocating plan during the following year and other options were being pursued as a matter of urgency.

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