Story: Beach culture

Brief togs (3rd of 3)

Brief togs

Peter Jamieson emerges from the sea at Oriental Bay in Wellington Harbour after a mid-winter swim in a water temperature of 9° C. He is wearing the brief togs that were the male fashion of the 1970s. The race to the Oriental Bay fountain was to win tickets to a rugby test.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/2231/5

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9117/brief-togs (accessed 18 April 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006