Memories of Airlie now recorded on DVD
THE story of the Whitsundays in the 1970s and 1980s has been recorded on a DVD soon to be available to the general public.
This has all come about after the successful Whitsunday reunion held at the Airlie Bowls Club in June when past and present Whitsunday locals gathered to celebrate the lifestyle and the achievements of the 1970s and 1980s.
Old friends partied together and shared their memorabilia of this era.
Among the treasures which emerged were historical photos, rare movie footage, music recordings, t-shirts, magazine and newspaper articles and much more – all telling the stories of that special era when the lifestyle was relaxed and when tourism was evolving.
Adrian Connor, the photographer who captured the June reunion on film, was inspired by the spirit of the reunion and became passionate about preserving and enhancing the images and depicting the essence of life here in the 1970s and the 1980s.
Over many weeks of voluntary and painstaking work, Adrian has sifted through the memorabilia that emerged.
Using his film editing skills, Adrian Connor has created a memorable DVD combining film, photos, music and voice over into a cohesive, interesting and heartwarming collection.
This DVD will be launched at a social gathering of old and new locals tomorrow, Friday September 6 at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club from 5pm.
There will be a DVD viewing and copies will be available to purchase.
The evening is also an Airlie Beach farewell for Allen and Barbara Southwood, long term locals and co-founders with Bob Porter of the Airlie Beach Fun Race.
For further information contact Pam Pole on 4946 1271, 0448 870 482 or email@example.com
Friday night is also barefoot bowls night at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club so those attending the DVD launch are invited to stay on to enjoy a social evening with friends, with the Friday sausage sizzle and a game of barefoot bowls as pleasant optional extras.
LOCAL FIGURES: Allen Southwood and Bob Porter – founders of the Airlie Beach Fun Race – are among the many interesting people featured on the Airlie Beach DVD.