SCOTT DILLON – BONDI BEACH TIGER SHARK (1960s)

Scott Dillon – legendary surfboard maker, diver, race car driver, boxer.

Large tiger sharks – most common species off North Bondi. (This is a Great Barrier Reef picture)

SCOTT DILLON (Wikipedia entry) < Click

SHARK ATTACK REPORTS – Old newspapers

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.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=shark+attack&s=180