Historical information

Although Queenscliff has a rich and varied fishing history, the shark shown would not have been part of a normal catch which explains the interest displayed by the onlookers in the photograph.


Good illustration of the fishing community in Queenscliff prior to the first world war.

Physical description

Photograph and reproduction of a 14 foot shark caught in Queenscliff being viewed by fishermen and children on 4 October 1913

Inscriptions & markings

14ft shark caught at Q'cliff 4th October 1913, Thompson photo