Kōrero: Lifesaving and surfing

Lifesaving reel

Lifesaving reel

New Zealand lifesaving techniques and equipment have evolved, often in response to local conditions. One important development was the 1948 invention of the Ross Safety Belt, a canvas chest harness held together with a steel pin. The harness could be easily removed if the line it was attached to became snagged during a rescue. Later the steel pin was replaced by Velcro.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: TM.2003.129

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Surf lifesaving develops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/7359/lifesaving-reel (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006