Town Beach Broome
(Perth. W. A.)
I worked in Broome in 1963. The Town Beach near to the old jetty was then still used by Stateships also the Centaur & Gorgon on the Fremantle Singapore run.
The Town Beach in those days had a steel netting anti shark enclosure. Just after the end of WW2 a young woman swimming in the anti-shark enclosure was attacked by a shark & had part of her arm bitten off. The shark had apparently swam over the net at high tide. She survived, she worked at the meatworks as a clerk & returned to her job when she recovered. I believe she is still alive & well living in Perth.
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