It’s been a good story for newspapers over the years. Shark attacks. Far more of them were occurring in the 1930’s – obviously when the Australian populated coast had better stocks of seafood to attract and feed the predators.
Looking at a small sample of shark attacks in newspaper files indicates how these tragedies gave been forgotten. There has been, seemingly hundreds of shark attacks around our coast – more than what is commonly stated.
Here is a sample from the archives from pages 10 and 11 – it could form a good university study in changing journalism standards over the years.