• Bondi Beach

  • Travel Australia
  • By: iMinds
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn about the history of the Bondi Beach in Australia with iMinds Travel's insightful fast knowledge series. Bondi Beach is an icon of Australian culture. This one kilometre, or 1090 yard, strip of golden sand lures thousands of tourists and locals every day with its promise of sun, sand, and exposed skin. It is Australia’s see-and-be seen spot. Here, the world sheds its clothes, waves crash, and cultures collide. Located only seven kilometres, or just over four miles, from Sydney’s business district, Bondi is known as the beach with a city built around it. The word “Bondi” is an Aboriginal word that means “water breaking over rocks.” The blue water of the Tasman Sea meets the rough land in a spectacular, crashing coastline. Massive surf waves head directly to Bondi’s sandy shore, while the surrounding cliffs cascade into the ocean. And in the background is the surrounding community - a cultural mosaic of hostels, cafes, and mansions.

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From Fighting Skimpy Swimwear to All Out Nudity 👀

This is one of the most interesting iMinds shorts. I had never heard of Bondi Beach in Australia or Black Sunday of 6 February 1938 when five people drowned and another 250 people had to be rescued due to the huge and dangerous waves hitting the beach and pulling people back into the sea. In 1882 Bondi Beach became a public beach and for many years it was known for fighting skimpy beach attire. Up until the 1960s there was a public ordinance prohibiting revealing swimwear, but by the 1980s topless bathers were common. Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club claims to be the world's first life saving surf club, founded in 1907, and participated in saving the lives on Black Sunday in 1938.