The Edwards Beach Shark Net at Balmoral

This photo was taken at Balmoral beach, on yet another sunny winters day here in Sydney. Located at Rocky Point, or ‘The Island’ as many people call it, these posts are remaining from which not too long ago held up a shark net that stretched to the North along Edwards Beach across the front of the Bather’s Pavilion.

The shark net was taken down not more than 10 years ago in 2008 but stood here each summer for almost 75 years. It was constructed in 1935 after several fatal shark attacks around Middle Harbour in the early 1900s. At the time there was some opposition to the construction of the net with arguments to do with aesthetics and hygiene.

Interestingly when the council were considering taking it down there was also resistance with some siting it’s heritage value and others referencing it’s contribution to beach safety. However the costs to maintain and the lack of shark attacks in the area ultimately signaled the end of the historic and controversial Edwards Beach shark net.

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    July 16, 2017

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