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Vern Cooper


Just heard that Vern Cooper, who shot that great ‘ockanui’ footage of Allan Levick at Bondi 1957, passed away earlier this month. Sad news although here’s a few words by Allan Levick honouring his old friend … I pay tribute to my very best mate of 60 years, VERN COOPER, for his foresight, in actually “shooting” that footage on Bondi Beach, on his “U-Beaut” 8mm movie camera. Little did he know that he would be responsible for filling in that little bit of surfing history! Sadly, Vern passed away 10 days ago, but he was fully aware (and proud of) the small part he played in “History”. Kind regards, Allan. Condolences and best wishes to Vern’s family.

Written by garycrockett

June 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Posted in 1950s

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  1. I was looking for a contact email on here and couldn’t find one.


    27 Sep 12 at 10:53 pm

  2. email me on if you want to get in touch, thanks Gary

    Gary Crockett

    26 Oct 12 at 5:05 am

  3. Where do I find the email address?

    Surf Nation

    11 Jul 19 at 10:06 am

  4. Which email address?

    Gary Crockett

    12 Jul 19 at 3:00 am

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