Many photos on this website are contributed by myself and other friends.......But this section is just a glimpse of what is avaliable at  https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/alexander-turnbull-library-collections you can browse there if you like....has a fantastic collection

EDUCATIONAL ONLY

 

SOUTH ISLAND

And regards the surf and beach culture....Surprisingly...surfing originated mostly in the South Island first.....and there was a strong life saving contingent