“I thought this might be of interest. I work for a global company and recently had a late day call with a colleague of mine in Melbourne, Australia. (5:30 pm in NJ and 9:30 am in Australia) I knew of our “sister town” outside of Melbourne and asked my colleague if he ever heard of Ocean Grove Australia?
“He told how he was just in Ocean Grove this weekend and then sent me the attached picture titled “Nippers at Ocean Grove” My colleague’s daughter, second from the end on the right, was participating in a u12 girls “life saving carnival”.
“He knew nothing of Ocean Grove NJ and how our towns’ histories are linked, and he was thoroughly surprised. It’s truly a small world. Cheers!”
Mike O. ” O” is for “Ocean Grover of New Jersey, USA, ” but our OG was founded first.
Wiktionary definition for Nipper: “A child aged from 5 to 13 in the Australian surf life-saving clubs.
Of our movement’s 153,000 members, over 58,500 are nippers (5-13 years). This equates to nearly 40% of our total membership and shows just how significant the junior movement is within surf lifesaving.”
“The Nippers program, for children aged five to thirteen, promotes water safety skills and confidence in a safe beach environment.”
Editor’s Note: Blogfinger has posted a number of articles about OG, Australia. Below are someBF links from 2013:
THE AUSSIE BUSH BAND “Home Among the Gumtrees.”