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'Ma’ Bendall tells us how she was one of the first women to take up surfing when she was over 50 years old. She tells her story over wonderful 1960s black-and-white footage of her surfing.
This sequence with 'Ma’ Bendall comes alive with the use of footage of her surfing back in the 1950s and ‘60s. It is an example of how personal archive and interview can work to give a sense of time and place. 'Ma’ was one of the pioneers of Australian women’s surfing, going out to catch waves with ‘the boys’.
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