On this page:
- How was the Club established
- Key events and accomplishments
- Key Personnel
- Photo gallery
How was the Club established?
In 1930, a group of lifesavers based in Brisbane decided to start a new club elsewhere and picked Palm Beach as the ideal spot. After approaching and getting the approval from the Point Danger Branch, they formed a club on that beach.
The first clubhouse was a tent on the sand hills behind the beach but it wasn’t long before members constructed a one-room shack with a landing and a patrol lookout tower.
Later extensions were added consisting of a dormitory, dressing room, first-aid room and a small verandah were built.
Key events and accomplishments
- The clubs first Bronze Squad were awarded their Bronze Medallions on April 4th 1931.
- In1934, Point Danger Branch gave approval for a name change to Palm Beach Lifesaving Club.
- In 1935-36 season the first surf boat, the “Speedo”, was obtained from neighbouring club Burleigh Heads – Mowbray Park.
- In 1939 a new surf boat was ordered at a cost 100 Pounds. An extension was added to house the craft.
|Season||President||Club Captain||Life Members|
|1930-31||T. King||J. Church||–|
|1931-32||T. King||D. Corbett||–|
|1932-33||T. King||D. Corbett||–|
|1933-34||T. King||J. Stewart||–|
|1934-35||W. Keogh||J. Stewart||–|
|1935-36||W. Keogh||J. Stewart||–|
|1936-37||W. Keogh||R. Knight||T. King|
|1937-38||W. Keogh||R. Knight||J. Church|
|1938-39||H. Griffith||A. Frizzell||F. Cliff|
|1939-40||H. Griffith||R. Knight||C. Rowden|
With thanks to Robert McPherson and the late Andy Frizzell for this selection of historic photos. Click on a photo to see it in higher resolution. More photos can be found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/ and by searching for Palm Beach Qld Surf Life Saving Club.