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She'll Go A-Waltzing Australia With You
Jule Campbell
February 11, 1985
The island continent is endowed not only with splendid beaches but also with an intriguing interior, providing a rich and varied backdrop for our annual swimsuit spectacular. Here at Shark Bay on the west coast, Paulina Porizkova stretches out on a cushion of cockleshells in a bikini from Connie Banko ($38). Paulina leaves her imprint on the cover as well, in a lace-and-Lycra suit made in Israel by Gottex ($50).
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February 11, 1985

She'll Go A-waltzing Australia With You

The island continent is endowed not only with splendid beaches but also with an intriguing interior, providing a rich and varied backdrop for our annual swimsuit spectacular. Here at Shark Bay on the west coast, Paulina Porizkova stretches out on a cushion of cockleshells in a bikini from Connie Banko ($38). Paulina leaves her imprint on the cover as well, in a lace-and-Lycra suit made in Israel by Gottex ($50).

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Sarah Nursey of Sydney isn't singing in the rain, she's splashing in the spray of that city's Archibald Memorial Fountain in a tank suit by Cole Jrs ($34).

This is not a mirage. Those are camels and that is Paulina, in a silver-dotted suit by Ste. Jan-Marie ($56). The camels are for trekking on Kangaroo Island.

Kim, her head resting on a pillow of stone, heats the heat and catches some z's in nature's own water bed at Palm Valley. Her suit is by Ariel for Haye ($50).

Kathy Ireland (left), a California surfer, is striped for action in cotton Lycra by Ralph Lauren ($52) as she awaits that perfect wave at Cronulla Beach.

Bounding along the beach at Maroubra, near Sydney, Kathy keeps in fighting trim in cotton top ($30) and parachute-cloth boxing shorts from Keiko ($36).

Kim takes 10 on a sailboard at the Barrier Reef, with the Low Isles lighthouse in the distance. Her suit ($39) and matching sail ($295) are both from Mistral.

Anchors aweigh! Paulina looks shipshape as she gets set to sail Shark Bay in a ribbed suit designed by Monika Tilley for Christie Brinkley swimwear ($44).

Like a living sphinx, Kathy adds an aura of mystery to South Bondi Beach in a suit by Connie Banko ($38).

Splendor in the grass: Kim gazes up a lazy river-a tributary of the Finke-in Palm Valley. Her salmon-suit was designed by Ellen Ann Dobrovir ($65).

Early riser Elle (above) has the sand dunes and morning mist of Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island all to herself. Her cotton chambray bikini, by Ralph Lauren, comes with matching shorts ($75).

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