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Bondi Beach Cultural Landscape

Location: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Constructed: 1928


Bondi Beach is a landmark and internationally recognisable symbol of Australia’s popular beach culture. As a cultural landscape, the place is historically significant as the site of many 'firsts' and other significant events in surf lifesaving, and as the largest beach improvement scheme to be carried out in the interwar years. The place demonstrates the rapid increase in popularity of beach-going once restrictions on surf bathing were eased in the early 20th century. As a tourist, you can’t visit Sydney without visiting Bondi!


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Name of item: Bondi Beach Cultural Landscape
Other name/s: Bondi Beach, Bondi Surf Pavilion and Bondi Park, Bondi Surf Life Saving Club and the North Bondi Surf Club.
Type of item: Landscape
Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Other - Landscape - Cultural
Location: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Local Govt: Waverley
Designer: Pavilion - Robertson and Marks (Leith C. McCredie, architect). Bondi SLSC - c.1934 Ross & Rowe.
Builder: Bondi Pavilion: John Howie & Sons.
Constructed: Constructed: 1928
Current use: Pavilion - Cultural Centre, theatre, gallery, amphitheatre (open air cinema).
Former use: Aboriginal land, farm, bathing pavilion[dressing cubicles/Turkish baths/dining rooms/ballroom/shops/sunbaking]