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Saturday, 13 May 2017

SAVING A SHARK (1970)


The first Great white to be saved by Australian divers - at a time when the species was poorly understood and years before JAWS was written and the movie made.  Ron Taylor took a very calculated risk - saving a shark that may have been one of the two (or more) which could have yet did not attack him when he fell into the sea the previous night.  An act of kindness being repaid.

This footage was re-discovered in 2017 and music added for this memorial to both Ron and the shark he spared.



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

VINTAGE RON AND VAL TAYLOR (both AM)



         
 Seal Rocks NSW  about to be interviewed by TV journalist Paul Lockyer  (centre)
                          

"Skindiving Paradise" Ron and Val Taylor at Heron Island QLD in the early 1960s.

Five Movietone titles filmed by Ron Taylor pre 1965



John Harding and Val Taylor enjoy a tow on what was then a rarely photographed underwater shark species.  December 1967.   
Ron Taylor directing RW Fox for a scene in Revenge of a 'Shark Victim' at Aldinga Reef, South Australia where Fox was bitten the previous year.

PICTURES: Divers