2017 photographs

Old boys celebrate Jim Keenan’s 80th birthday

WA surfing pioneer Jim Keenan celebrated his 80th birthday with his salty old sea dog mates at Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club on Friday 23 June 2017. Jim’s actual birthday was the previous day (Thursday).

The old boys enjoyed a few ales and had a great afternoon.

Photo: Jim Keenan’s birthday drinks at MAAC. Image Peter Harbison.

From left to right, strictly as their heads appear, as opposed to some are back row some are front row:-  Kevin Merifield, Dan Daragan, Ray Nelmes, Jim Keenan, Dave Maxwell, Graham (Cocko) Killen (beer in hand). Bruce (Moonshine) Hill, Mark Paterson, Tony Harbison, Les Gillies, Bill Prately, Jim McKenzie and Laurie Burke.

Brian Cole, Steve Mailey and Terry Williams had been present, but had left a little earlier.

Click on these link to view Jim Keenan’s surfing memoirs…

1950s-70s Jim Keenan’s – Surfing Memoirs (Part 1 Metro, South West & East Coast).

1950s-70s Jim Keenan’s – Surfing Memoirs (Part 2 Guam, Red Bluff & SW Anecdotes).


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