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Peggy Bacon in mid-air backflip, Bondi Beach, Sydney, 6/2/1937 / by Ted Hood

Format: Film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative)


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Notes: Reproduced in Sydney Exposures... [by] Alan Davies (1991), p. 122-123

Another photograph from series reproduced "Australasian", 13/2/1937.

Sydney Exposures book and exhibtion caption: Back flip on the beach, Bondi, 6 February 1937 : Peggy Bacon of Bondi, one of a troupe of girls who did pyramid stands on the beach, does a backflip for the photographer.

Friend of Ted Hood, Di Taylor (not pictured here) was also one of the group who formed athletic "pyramids" supported by North Bondi life savers.


View more incredible photographs by visiting the State LIbrary of NSW exhibition, Bondi Jitterbug: George Caddy and his Camera. Open in Sydney until 22 February 2009 - highlights on the State Library's website.


From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales


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Taken on February 6, 1937