Title Details

Ugly Crocodiles Hide Becomes Thing of Beauty

Crocodiles are hunted and their skin is used to make leather handbags.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 53 | Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Men on boat hunting for crocodile in NT swamp. Crocodile snared. Aboriginal man skinning crocodile. Crocodile skins preserved. Tanning skins. Men carry dried rolled crocodile skins on their shoulders. Skin put through shaving machine. Hides held up on display. Production of handbags using crocodile skins. Woman handles finished bag.
Access No. 43297 | 3 mins | 1950s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |