Vale Albert Moseley

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Life Member, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Cronulla identity Mr Albert Moseley.

The 88-year-old was one of the state’s longest serving Life Members becoming the 97th member to receive the honour in 1973.

Albert “Ike” Moseley began his journey in 1944 when he joined Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. Obtaining his Bronze Medallion the following year was the first of many milestones that he achieved throughout his life.

What became apparent to all those at the club was that the young Moseley possessed the character traits of a born leader. Friendly, enthusiastic and approachable, there wasn’t an area of Surf Life Saving that did not benefit from his involvement.

Some of the positions that Albert held at club level included Assistant Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Instructor and Patrol Vice Captain. He also served as surf sports official and in recognition of his dedication to Cronulla he was elevated to Life Member of the club in 1965.

His achievements at branch and state level were just as impressive and include;

• Board of Examiners
• Radio Committee
• Jet Boat Committee
• Helicopter Committee
• Meritorious Awards Committee
• Gear Improvement Committee
• Gear Inspection Committee
• Selection Committee
• Competition Conditions Committee
• Constitution Committee
• Branch Deputy Superintendent
• Branch Superintendent (seven years)
• State Centre Superintendent

In 1967 he was made a Life Member of Sydney Branch, a Life Member of Surf Life Saving NSW (1973)and later became a Surf Life Saving Australia Life Member as well.

Come 1996 he was further honoured when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to Surf Life Saving.

Sadly in later years his health kept him from his beloved Cronulla club, but until recently he was a frequent visitor and always enjoyed the company of his many friends.

Albert Moseley left an indelible mark on Cronulla SLSC, and his name will forever be fondly remembered by all club members. A plaque listing his achievements hangs proudly on the surf club wall and provides an insight into his legacy that stretches far beyond the waves.

Upon learning of his passing, current Cronulla SLSC President Rob Short had this to say.

“Albert has been a Member of Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club for 72 years and a Life Member for 50 years. At our club, he held numerous roles on the Club Executive, as a lifesaving educator and assessor and in the surf sports area.

“He also performed these roles at Branch and State Level, and made a significant contribution to Surf Life Saving over many years. He will be missed by his many friends.”

Surf Life Saving NSW extends its sympathies to his family and friends.

Vale Albert Moseley OAM

Photograph - Albert Moseley had a long and diverse career in Surf Life Saving. The early days of the Jet Boat (top), an official photograph that adorns the wall of Cronulla SLSC, and after receiving his OAM in 1996.

Sun 27 Nov 2016