Shark attack was real
The letter "A 1950s holiday at Woy Woy Bay" in the January 23 edition of Peninsula News was most enjoyable.
The shark attack that was mentioned was real and was not an urban myth.
It occurred in 1935 at either Phegans Bay or Horsfield Bay, possibly on New Years Day.
A 14-year-old boy was taken and the details were much as stated in the letter.
The attack was headline news in both Sydney and local newspapers.
This information may be useful to Margaret Vidler as research for her book.
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