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Fish Feeding and Prawning

Darwin is a centre for prawning and a new tourist activity is evolving as people feed fish by hand.
Series : Northern Territory Contact | Episode : 11 | Year : 1982 | Total Duration : 4.5 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Phil Robertson |
Aerials Darwin showing coastline and buildings including fishing centres. Prawning boats in harbour. Fishermen tipping catch of frozen prawns into containers. Truck carrying containers down wharf. Interior factory where women sort and pack prawns, wash with water, seal into boxes. Most workers from Timor. Woman, Cherry Perron, opening gates to boat yard. People coming in to feed fish with bread. Peron speaks about the daily ritual at high tide as fish come in to feed, mainly milk fish. Children feeding, fish thrashing about in shallows. Hand feeding many fish. Peron in water with loaves of bread surrounded by fish.
Access No. 126578 | 4 mins 40 secs | 1980s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |