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Michael Peterson died today

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Sad news today that Michael Peterson has just died. Here’s a Peter Crawford photo from the Telegraph article, showing MP out on the point at Dee Why around the mid 1970s. One of the very few ‘really interesting’ Australian surfers. Will be plenty of obits and retrospectives coming our way in next few days and weeks.

Tracks cover February 1972 with Michael Peterson doing ‘that cutback’ at Kirra in Morning of the Earth, shot by Albe Falzon. Magazine courtesy Australian National Maritime Museum.



Written by garycrockett

March 29th, 2012 at 4:54 am

Posted in 1970s

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  1. I believe the black and white photo of Peterson surfing here at Dee Why Point is actually taken in about 1980 I think. It is part of the session that Peter Crawford wrote words to regarding the last time he saw M.P. surfing. Also noting that Simon Anderson appeared on the rocks with his new thruster and M.P. paddled in and disappeared.

    James Llewelyn

    4 Jun 12 at 12:32 pm

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