• Short Summary

    Item showing pilchard harvest in Natal.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Fish by the million.

    Pilchard harvest, Natal, South Africa.

    L/S waves breaking on shore of the Natal coast. Various shots swarms of Gannets flying over the water and diving for fish. M/S's Africans scooping fish with baskets. M/S three fishermen, the bearded one is George Scott he points out to sea. M/S of the Gannets diving. M/S's Scott and his companions putting out nets from a rowing boat. M/S gannets diving. M/S crowd of men scaring the swarm of fish towards the net. M/S man dragging net towards shore. M/S net full of fish, various shots as they jump about.

    Men drag net towards the shore. M/S man inside net scooping fish into baskets. M/S crowd on the beach. M/S shark which has followed the shoal. M/S anglers fishing from 'Orange Rocks' for the game fish. M/S two men, each carrying a 'King Bream'. M/S crowds on the shore. M/S another full net being dragged in. M/S and C/U fish in the net. M/S man in net putting fish into basket, the basket is washed out of his hand and he scrambles about amongst the fish. M/S large pile of fish on the beach.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:13:00 / 01:39:46:00

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