" "Sharks? Heavens above!" cried Mrs Ely, now eighty-five. "The sharks used to go past likes troops of soldiers... Outside one of the shops they had the jaws of a twelve foot shark when we were children"...They were said to go right up to the beginnings of the freshwater beyond Cootharaba, to get rid of barnacles. "
The Noosa Story - Nancy Cato, 1979