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Dictionary of Sydney: The Black Sunday Bondi surf rescue

It’s been 80 years since Bondi’s Black Sunday surf rescue incident, and lifesavers commemorated the anniversary with a reenactment on Bondi Beach. Using the equipment and techniques used back then, volunteers from local life saving clubs staged the reenactment for onlookers.

On February 6, 1938, 200 people were swept out to sea by three strong waves. Of the 200 rescued, five swimmers died and 35 needed to be resuscitated.

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney came in to chat to Nic more about the historical event, and its significance in Sydney’s life saving history.

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