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Taken in 1956. The index sheet¬†¬†just says 'beach near Melbourne' so I suppose that this is it.¬†¬†But it could be another picture that maybe isn't with meūüôÉ

 

The rocks of that headland look distinctive.

 

Does it ring any bells? Thanks for looking.

 

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It certainly does look tropical. 

 

There is another index entry ' Mossman beach'  - that is in Queensland and I can't find anything there that looks like this.

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Reef Hotel beachfront.   the Reef Hotel, built 1955, later became the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. it was the first big hotel among many to take over the waterfront..

 

google map location https://goo.gl/maps/SrbJAYfHDAGLEu5L6 

 

Pan American Airlines Ad:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kamaaina56/4311494555

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https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/rarecollections/johnny-wade-hawaiian-paradise.jpg/5011324

 

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...and how waikiki beach looked like in the 1955 when the 10 story hotel was built, nothing was surrounding it.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kamaaina56/13936490468

 

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In the '70s and '80s, I did 5 photo trips to Hawaii -- American Express, American Airlines, United, and twice for Pan Am. I hope they haven't sold Diamond Head to Australia.

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Thanks for all the help.

 

It seems that the photographer flew back to England from Australia via Hawaii.

 

 Perhaps he just had the one shot left on the roll of film.

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  • 4 weeks later...
26 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

How near? 8,921 km. That's 5,543 miles.

 

I'm happy - appartently that was the first large hotel built on Waikiki beach

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