A BRIEF LOOK AT AUSTRALIAN SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING PERIODICALS

A BRIEF LOOK AT AUSTRALIAN SKIN AND SCUBA DIVING PERIODICALS

Inscriptions from the Depths of Time In February of 1951 the Underwater Spear Fishermen’s Association (USFA) produced its first magazine, “Spearfishing News”. With USFA secretary Jim Ferguson as editor this publication consisted initially of 6 typewritten pages....

SPEARFISHING AND THE USFA – NSW’S PIONEERING YEARS

SPEARFISHING AND THE USFA – NSW’S PIONEERING YEARS

Indigenous Australians were skilled at spearing fish from above the water surface and ventured underwater while breathing through hollow reeds to capture water birds and turtles, but it was not until 1917 that spearfishing as we know it was introduced to Sydney by...

VALE GEORGE DAVIES BEM PIONEER SPEARFISHER

VALE GEORGE DAVIES BEM PIONEER SPEARFISHER

Athol Bryan ( George) Davies was born on the 17 th May 1923 and left us on 5 th June 2019 at the age of 96. George could rightly be described as the father of Spearfishing in Australia. George’s interest in spearfishing began when the July 1939 issue of “Popular...

STATE TITLES 2019 RESULTS

NSW STATE TITLES LOCATION

Hello Everyone, The location for day 1 of the state titles will be available on our facebook event at 5pm today. FACEBOOK EVENT INFORMATION LINK We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. Scott Williams Sports Secretary USFA

2018 NSW State Titles

Hello Everyone, USFA rejects the 'Sydney Marine Park Proposal' Please see the attached documentation regarding the USFA's position on the Sydney Marine Parks, information on each proposed site and what you can do to help stop it. USFA members what to do - What...

2018 USFA Executive Committee

It dawned a dark, rainy day on the morning of the competition and then The Gap was checked to see the conditions outside the seas looked like a washing machine! But as the divers gathered the safety boat went out and came back the competition was on! The safety talk...

2017 Individual state titles

Hello Everyone, The location for day 1 of the state titles will be available on our facebook event at 5pm today. FACEBOOK EVENT INFORMATION LINK We look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning. Scott Williams Sports Secretary USFA

Protect Promote Preserve

Athol Bryan ( George) Davies was born on the 17 th May 1923 and left us on 5 th June 2019 at the age of 96. George could rightly be described as the father of Spearfishing in Australia. George’s interest in spearfishing began when the July 1939 issue of “Popular...

South Coast Fishing Bonanza

Inscriptions from the Depths of Time In February of 1951 the Underwater Spear Fishermen’s Association (USFA) produced its first magazine, “Spearfishing News”. With USFA secretary Jim Ferguson as editor this publication consisted initially of 6 typewritten pages....