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A thorough analysis of 100 years of Australia''s most successful national volunteer movement. Tracing its origin and development as the foundation of Australia''s world-renowned beach culture, Between the Flags explains how and why surf lifesaving enjoys iconic status across Australia, and remains relevant and popular today. Written by a team of sports and social historians, for anyone interested in Australian surf and surf lifesaving culture, Between the Flags is a refreshingly original thematic history. It examines technology, competition, membership, governance, professionalism and lifesaving overseas, as well as the future directions for surf lifesaving.