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Dolphin feeding at Jack Evans Porpoise Pool, Tweed Heads, New South Wales

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Dolphin feeding at Jack Evans Porpoise Pool, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
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Dolphin feeding at Jack Evans Porpoise Pool, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
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Jack Evans was a former cane cutter, lifesaver, shopkeeper, fisherman, honorary beach inspector, shark catcher, porpoise trainer, swimming instructor, fundraiser and aquarium owner. Jack Evans built the Snapper Rocks Sea Baths in 1956. Jack incorporated a shark pool for public viewing. This was such a popular attraction that later the same year Jack obtained two bottle nosed dolphins and the famous Jack Evans Porpoise Show began. Big seas often washed the sharks into the swimming pool. Therefore, Jack moved the porpoise pool aquarium to the mouth of the Tweed River in 1961. Jack eventually sold the porpoise pool to Keith Williams in 1976. The Tweed Shire Council named The Jack Evans Boat Harbour in his honour because of his involvement with a rescue in of a family of four in January 1963
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  • Tourist attractions
  • Business enterprises
  • Tweed Heads (N.S.W.)
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Dolphin feeding at Jack Evans Porpoise Pool, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
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25 x 20 cm.
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black and white
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Dolphin feeding at Jack Evans Porpoise Pool, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 20 cm.
Extent
photographic print
Immediate source of acquisition
GCCC PR.
Other physical details
black and white
Terms governing use
  • Copyright restrictions apply. Permission must be sought from the copyright owner to reproduce for purposes other than research and study. Please contact the Local Studies Library for further information.
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