The Timber of the Times

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From wooden planks to lightly sprung shooters for the likes of Mick Peterson, Rabbit, and PT, Joe Larkin is one of Queensland’s foundational shapers. He reckons his heyday was between 1966 and ’67, just before shortboards were popularized.