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The Sirocco Calls In

05 Dec

Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, Qld. June 18, 1930

OFF TO NEW GUINEA.
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FOUR ADVENTURERS.
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The Sirocco Calls In.
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ONE TIME CRACK YACHT.

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Charlie Burt Autograph, 1-90~2

Long, narrow-waisted, black-hulled,with towering stick scowing above the wharf decking, but bearing little signs of the buffeting she has received on her voyage, the Sirocco, late of Royal Sydney Yacht Club, now bound for New Guinea and the beche de mer and trochus shell, nine days up from Sydney, lies at the old town wharf.

Fifty years old, but as staunch as the day she slipped into the water for the first time at the Circular Quay slips, the Sirocco will know a different atmosphere now from the one she has been accustomed to so long. Her youthful crew know where they are going. First there is Captain Errol Flynn, late Cambridge undergrad, now planter on a lonely island 40 miles from mysterious Madang, the island of the “White Kanakas,” where he dispenses high and low justice to his 40 odd natives and bears his share of the white man’s burden.

“This is our navigator,” said Captain Errol Flynn, from under his blankets when a “Bulletin” man stepped aboard. “You’ll have to excuse me. Just a touch of malaria. But meet the crew.” Mr. T. Adams, another young Englishman, is the navigator. Close clipped moustache, accent, and physique brand him unmistakably the product of University. Mr. C. Burt, another member of the crew, is also an Englishman, and Australia is represented by Mr. Rex Long-Innes, son of Judge Long-Innes, who is going forth with the others to seek his fortune in the South Seas.

When they talked it was mostly about their argosy.

‘”She’s old, but she’s good,” says the skipper, with pride in his voice, and he told the “Bulletin” man how she logged 14 for three hours in a howling south-easter that piled them up in Coff’s Harbour with a foot of water in the cabin.

“Forty-four feet over all, with a Swedish oil engine, we’re not worrying about the weather,” they add. Already they have had their share of adventure on the trip. They made their names and took their baptismswhen they crossed the bars in northern New South Wales in howling gales. They went ashore in Great Sandy Straits, and had more than their share of rough weather but builders builded well 50 years ago, and lean-waisted as she is the Sirocco has ten tons of lead under her keel.

In the cabin, where the captain lies with malaria, where the “crew” sit round in shorts, and where two business-like rifles are fast in clips above the bunks, one might have thought yesterday that the Sirocco had reached to sea to seek their fortunes.

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— Gentleman Tim

 

That’s the Way He Rolled

04 Dec

That's the Way He Rolled

Errol at Linden

— Gentleman Tim

 

Crossed Swords – 1980

26 Nov
      Delusionary Oliver Tobias Fit for Deportation: Claims He’s Better Than Errol Flynn

International Errol Flynn Society Founder Challenges Him to a Duel

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— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol in training for Captain Blood

09 Oct

Errol training for Captain Blood

Just a little something on a dreary Friday!

— Maria

 
 

A Modern Take on Errol

05 Oct

I thought this was rather interesting.

Excellent Poster

— Maria

 
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Dining with Errol-Part 2

27 Aug

2015 EF

I could not insert into my reply – so here is the other photo I found.  Note the sailing ship in the bottom left.

— Maria

 

RARE candid photo 1933 ERROL FLYNN Eastbourne Tennis

03 Aug

Here is a rare photo of young Mr. Errol Flynn at an Eastbourne tennis match with yet another Mystery Woman!

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— David DeWitt

 

Errol and Alexis- Good Friends!

01 Jun

Errol Flynn 2015

 

I think this was taken in 1949 during Errol’s filming of “That Forsyte Woman”. Alexis was filming “Any Number Can Play” with Clark Gable.  I only say that because I did find a photo of her from the movie wearing that same dress.  Must have been some funny conversation!

 

 

— Maria

 

Another Tennis Photo

29 May

Good Morning All- I found an interesting photo on EBay pertaining to the early tennis years.  Has anyone seen this one before -I hadn’t.

ERROL FLYNN at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne for the South of England tournament of 1933

.Early Tennis Years

— Maria

 

From the Digital Files of USCD

18 Apr

I have 2 photos that show Errol arriving at the Scripps Institute and meeting with Carl Hubbs. I had not seen these before and I thought you may enjoy.  These photos are posted with permission  from “SIO Photo Lab Collection, Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego”.  The gentlemen with him  are the Director of the Scripps Institute Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (in the business suit) and Carl Hubbs (in the white coat).

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— Maria