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Children paddling in the sea
Title : Children paddling in the sea Children paddling in the sea
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Source : PRG 280/1/17/226
Date of creation : ca. 1917
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Children paddling in the sea near a jetty at a beach in South Australia. Only the boy at far right appears to be in bathers. The others enjoy the water in their normal clothing and most wear hats to protect them from the sun.

Adelaide's metropolitan beaches have always been popular in the hot summer weather and the shallows near or under the jetties remain a favoured spot.

Coverage year : 1917
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Bedson, Jack. Don't get burnt, or, The great Australian day at the beach, Sydney: Collins, 1985

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

Graham, Bob. Greetings from Sandy Beach, Melbourne: Lothian, 1990

Huntsman, Leone. Sand in our souls: the beach in Australian history, Carlton South, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 2001

Lester, Alison. Magic beach, Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1990

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