Australian newsreel item showing sharks being caught close to coast near Sydney.
Unissued / unused material.
Australian Cinesound Review.
"Shark Menace", Sydney, Australia.
CU shark speeding through water. LS seafront of Sydney Harbour. MS hammer head shark speeding through water. MS people on seafront witnesses of a recent tragedy - a swimmer was attacked by a shark.
Various shots shark hunters pulling in nets. LS seafront. Various shots of "foolhardy" swimmers near dangerous rocks. LS more foolish swimmers far out at sea.
MS motorboat speeding out to sea, it belongs to radio star / shark hunter Bob Dyer. Good shots of a shark swimming near boat, catching bait and then struggling against captivity. LS Bondi Beach, pan into shark struggling - suggesting how near sharks come inland. CU Bob Dyer with cine camera. CU Mrs Dolly Dyer with fishing line. CU shark struggling in death throws. CU "shark captured" flag being hauled up mast.
Various shots of others sharks caught by Dyers fighting and struggling against captivity. Some grim shots of shark eating dead shark. Various shots of Dyers' boat towing back their catch for the day - ten sharks.
Date on dope sheet is 28/02/1955.
Note: tone of item is as a warning to visitors and newcomers to Australia.