• Short Summary

    Australian swimmers are warned about sharks by spotter plane flying overhead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Australia. Shark Patrol".

    Sydney, Australia.

    AV Beaches near Sydney. Nearer shot ditto. GV The crowded beach. LV People on the beach and in the water. GV Surfers coming in on boards. LV ditto. LV Lifesavers on the beach. CU One of the lifesavers. CU Girl laying on beach listening to radio.

    GV The shark patrol aircraft flies overhead. Air to Air shot ditto. CU The radio reporter John Highfield looking out of aircraft window. GV People in the water. LV. ditto. Air to air shot the aircraft flies over the beach. CU John Highfield looking out of window.

    SV Shark swimming in water. LV Swimmers in the water. CU Pick up is lifted from record playing at the local radio station. SV Announcer announces report from shark patrol. CU As he switches shark patrol onto the air. CU Girl laying on beach listening to transistor radio hat sound starts. The shark patrol report comes over the air reporter John Highfield says "At the moment we are flying over Long Reef and we have just sighted a school of sharks about 5 or 6 in number about 50 yards out from the beach and just to the North of the headland. If the surf club could clear the water it would be advisable as the school of sharks is heading in towards the beach".

    Air to air. Plant in flight.

    CU Shark swimming. LV Boy swimming towards beach. LV The lifesavers going out in surfboat. CU Shark in the water. SV The surf boat at sea. LV Crowded beach. GV ditto.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:35:00 / 01:40:57:00

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