17/12/62. Makara, Wellington.
1961 FESTIVAL TEAM - Wellington Underwater Club
Eddie Davidson, Ferril Rogers, Bill Baldwin, Doug Timbs, Geoff Henry.
Footnote: The 1961 Champs were cancelled due to bad weather. The first Nationals were held in the Bay of Islands in 1962.
Early 1960's. Note the dry suits which many divers/ spearfishermen wore. Neoprene was just beginning to be used for wetsuits (and the NZ made ones were not very good!)
Wellington Underwater Club Mudgway Trophy Team Kapiti Island 1965
M Blair, E Davidson, H Meier, F Beyeler, D Timbs, R Ham.
Doug Timbs, Wellington Underwater Club.
85lb Kingfish White Island. !967?
National Spearfishing Champs. !968
1967 National Spearfishing Champs
Kapiti Island - Results.
1968 South Pacific Spearfishing Champs. New Caledonia
Teams Competing: New Caledonia, Australia, NZ, Tahiti, Wallis Islands.
NZ Team: Ray Hope ( Manager), Eddie Davidson ( Reserve: Wgtn)Willie Bullock (Junior, Wgtn), Cullum Campbell (Junior, Hastings), Ian Nilsson (Hastings), Dave Shields (Dolphins), Malcolm Blair (Wgtn), Bob Rosemergy (Wgtn)
Event was won by New Caledonia, with an outstanding catch by Georges Tepava (1st) and second placed World Champion, Jean Tapu (Tahiti)