Dorothy De Rooy

08/25/2019

"We weren’t male or female or surfing stars – we were surfing for the passion of it – for the waves, for the sense of freedom that gave. And we were all just mates."

Dorothy De Rooy was interviewed for Pittwater Online News in 2019 when she was 71. This version has been shortened and slightly edited. * * * Where and when were you born? A city called Breda, near the border between Belguim and Holland, in 1948. I was one of the many many Europeans who came to Australia after World War II. I was three when we came here in 1951. I’m lucky that my parents chose ...

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