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That summer at Boomerang, Phil Jarratt

Label
That summer at Boomerang
Title
That summer at Boomerang
Statement of responsibility
Phil Jarratt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The narrative begins in Hawaii, tracing the renaissance of surfing after decades of missionary prohibition, and the rise of the Waikiki beach boys as tourism begins to transform the pineapple port of Honolulu. That Summer at Boomerang recreates pre-World War I Australia and tells a tale of our collective loss of innocence via the story of the charistmatic Duke Kahanamoku Hawaii's best surfer and swimmer, who comes to our shores one summer and picks an average Aussie girl out of the audience to ride his long board with him. When he lifts Isabel onto his shoulders to ride the wave into shore before a packed beach, it's a symbol of the seismic change that is already rippling through the nation as the rules and regulations of the 19th century give way to the anything-goes beach culture we recognise today. The story centres on Sydney, Australia, but moves between Honolulu, Hawaiii, Stockholm and the Olympics in 1912, and even California (where the Duke eventually goes in search of a Hollywood film career, followed by Isabel). But many more characters from history people these pages - such as novelist Jack London, our first sport promoter Hugh 'Huge Deal' Mcintosh as well as other sporting greats - as one season, one summer, epitomises the end of an era and the birth of a new one
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarratt, Phil
Dewey number
797.32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kahanamoku, Duke
  • Letham, Isabell
  • Hawaiians
  • Aquatic sports
  • Surfers
  • Swimming
Label
That summer at Boomerang, Phil Jarratt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover sub-title: From the waves at Waikiki to the sand dunes of Freshwater, the true story of Duke Kahanamoku in Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052325279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781742705255
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles, photographs
Label
That summer at Boomerang, Phil Jarratt
Publication
Note
Cover sub-title: From the waves at Waikiki to the sand dunes of Freshwater, the true story of Duke Kahanamoku in Australia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052325279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781742705255
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles, photographs

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