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Billabong International Limited is a surf company, primarily a clothing retailer that also produces accessories, like watches and backpacks and skateboard and snowboard products under other brand-names. Founded in 1973 by Gordon and Rena Merchant, the company first traded on the Australian Securities Exchange in 11 August 2000.Where does the name billabong come from in Australia?
Billabong is the name of an Australian brand of sportswear for surf, skateboard, and snowboard. ^ "Rivers Continuing in Time". Burarra Gathering. Wurdeja, Ji-malawa and Yilan Aboriginal Communities. 21 June 2006.When did Billabong start selling shorts in Australia?
By the 1980s, Billabong board shorts were present throughout Australia. Based upon his success in Australia, Merchant decided to export Billabong's products and, by the late 1980s, Merchant's board shorts were available in other countries, including New Zealand, Japan, and South Africa.What kind of art is done with billabongs?
Both Aboriginal Australians and European artists use billabongs as subject matter in painting. For example, Aboriginal painter Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chad) has a watercolour entitled Trees at a billabong. American avant-garde filmmaker Will Hindle produced a short film titled Billabong in 1969.