In the days of fear: How Mosman beach-siders grew up with sharks

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McCalman, Iain. (2016) In the days of fear: How Mosman beach-siders grew up with sharks. In In T. Evans (Ed.). Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swimming Club pp. 137 - 152 NewSouth Publishing.
AuthorsMcCalman, Iain
EditorsT. Evans
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[Extract] I grew up in Nyasaland in Central Africa, many miles and several countries away from the sea, which I saw only on occasional visits to South Africa. Instead, I spent a good deal of my boyhood holidays swimming and sailing in Lake Nyasa, a vast freshwater lake 587 kilometres long and 80 kilometres wide, whose main aquatic hazards were crocodiles and hippos.

Page range137 - 152
Year2016
Book titleSwimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swimming Club
PublisherNewSouth Publishing
Place of publicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781742234915
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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