Archive / July, 2014

News: The Hotel Bondi Is Up For Sale

Many people want a piece of Bondi property but very rarely does an icon like the Hotel Bondi actually come onto the market. Built in 1919, in the middle of Campbell Parade, the historic hotel is literally metres from the beach. For the past 44 years its been owned by the family of renowned property […]

Artificial Waves Could Take Surfing To The Olympics

The erratic nature of the ocean has held surfing back from the Olympics, but technological advancements could soon change that. There are now wave generators and artificial beaches all around the world and, with some adaptations, this technology can simulate the perfect surfing conditions for training and competition on an international scale. Man-made waves are […]

Historical manufacturer no. 5: Speedo

Speedo has become an iconic brand and image known all around the world, but its origins hark right back to the early days of clothing manufacturing in Sydney. The brand’s founder, Scottish emigrant Alexander McRae, opened knitting and clothing factories around Sydney during the early 20th century. He started with a Regent Street knitting mill […]

P&O Cruises Launch New Ship Names With Bondi Sand Art

Bondi Beach has become a canvas for the latest P&O Cruises announcement. After inviting anyone in Australia or New Zealand to suggest names for two new cruise ships, the company commissioned Port Macquarie artist Chloe Dickey to reveal to chosen names with a sand mural at Bondi Beach. According to P&O Cruises, the 24-year-old took […]

Historical manufacturer no. 4: KingGee

Robert Adcock founded KingGee in Sydney in 1926, with a focus on durable and practical work wear. The very first pair of the brand’s iconic overalls was actually produced by Adcock in a tiny rented home in Rawson Place, laying the foundations for a wider range of workwear that soon became known for it’s quality […]

Surfing Walk of Fame Adds Aussie Legend Phyliss O’Donnell

The lifetime achievements of Australian surfer Phyliss O’Donnell are being recognised on an international scale, with her name set to land on the Surfing Walk of Fame. O’Donnell was the world’s first Women’s World Surfing Champion, earning the title in 1964 at 27 years of age and her journey has inspired many surfers since. Born […]

A 1000km Ride To Raise Funds For Leukaemia

North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club member Nigel Harbach has inspired a friend to ride 1000km on a paddleboard as a way of raising funds for his leukaemia treatment. After hearing about Harbach’s challenges with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) treatment, friend Andy Owen started planning this epic paddleboarding journey from the North Bondi club to the Sunshine […]

Bondiwear – ethical fashion

BondiWear is a company committed to ethical fashion, with a lot of thought and care put into every step taken to create this range of t-shirts. In fact, the BondiWear range is set apart from standard fare through each stage of production – literally from the ground up. The result is organic cotton t-shirts with […]