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Nude swimmers defy COVID and cold to support Lifeline

The annual Winter Solstice Nude Charity Swim will be swum this year on 21 June as planned, but founder Ian Lindeman was worried it wouldn’t – and that was before COVID-19, an event he didn’t live to see.

Chairperson of the now-named Ian Lindeman Memorial Nude Charity Swim, Ben Johnston, spoke to Ian a week before his death in November last year and assured him it would most definitely still go ahead.

More than 170 people took part in the swim last year and expectations were that the numbers would double this year. That won’t happen.

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Naked in the natural world: Naturism and nudism in Newcastle and the Hunter

Most people don’t proudly proclaim themselves nudists or naturists, but plenty of people have had the occasional skinny dip or naked encounter. These mostly clothed folks, (people like me) are called “textiles” by the nudist community.

While it might not be a hobby that everyone openly admits to, nudists, naturists and skinny-dippers are everywhere. Naturist Stuart Whelan has met nudists from all professions and walks of life. He told me the story of how he and his wife Lucia once dined with a crown prosecutor, a solicitor and a corrective services officer. All were naked, gathered around the dinner table.

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ACT nudist club helps fire-affected Bermagui nudists have fun in the sun

ACT nudist club helps fire-affected Bermagui nudists have fun in the sun

It hasn’t been a great beach season on the Sapphire Coast, with heavy smoke, fires, and ash on the sand and in the water still detering many swimmers.

Source: about regional

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Spencer Tunick’s Latest Nude Artwork Causes Splash In QLD Hotspot

More than 100 people showed up to pose naked in the Whitsundays in Queensland for photographer Spencer Tunick, who praised Aussies for being body positive. He’s spent more than 25 years photographing naked people around the world but there’s something about Australians that keeps Spencer Tunick returning to make some of his most memorable human…

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‘I hate clothes’: What life is like as a practising nudist

Naturist Caryn Kettle, 63, always keeps her Melbourne house very warm, especially on chilly winter mornings, so that she can do her housework in the nude. “I hate clothes!” she says. A naturist, or a nudist, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a person who goes naked in designated areas”– like private homes and gardens,…

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Art In The Nude Report

On the 9th April, a mild Saturday evening, in Newcastle two hours north of Sydney, a group of people lined up outside the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in preparation for a private tour of the gallery. The tour was organised by the ROSCO Nudist Club and made possible by the Australian Naturist Federation (ANF) with some…

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Farmers strip down to help mental health services in rural and remote Australian farming communities

Farmers strip down to help mental health services in rural and remote Australian farming communities MADDISON Smith is, of course, normally fully clothed while she’s out on the land, but this time she has stripped down for a very important reason. MADDISON Smith is a fourth generation sugar cane farmer from the Mackay region. She’s…

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Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court

Tea tree lakes nude bathing case thrown out of court Non-mainstream lifestyle choices aren’t ‘axiomatically offensive’, Magistrate Dunlevy told Byron Bay local court on Friday, ruling that Sunrise resident Maxine Hawker had no case to answer for bathing naked at the tea tree lakes at Grays Lane in January. The magistrate said that the police…

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Dark Mofo nude swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip

Dark Mofo nude swimmers take the plunge for annual winter solstice dip A record number of naked backsides have galloped down a Hobart beach into the water for the annual mad dash of Dark Mofo’s winter solstice nude swim. With the air temperature hovering around 7 degrees Celsius, a record number of participants arrived in…