May – The Silent Cop

THE SILENT COP at Ballina and Byron Streets intersection was approved for installation by Tintenbar Shire Council in May 1958. The road was sealed around the same time. Our silent cop, traffic dome or sleeping policeman remains one of the very few still gracing roadways, as around the 1980s they were deemed hazardous to motor cyclists, removed and often replaced by traffic lights.

Source: LHHC Photo: LHHC collection

April – Early Surfers

EARLY SURFERS. In March 1958 Barry Regan and Peter Bannister are believed to be (two of) the first to surf at Lennox, in front of the now Lennox Hotel. The wooden boards they used were large, heavy, cumbersome constructions. Of course by the early 1960s the word was out and Lennox identified as a surfing mecca.

Source: LHHC Image: c2016 Barry Regan photo by Barry Cheadle