Pelorus Jack swims in the bow wave of a steamer travelling from Pelorus Sound to Nelson in 1912. Although this clip gives the year of the dolphin’s disappearance as 1916, by all accounts that happened in 1912. This footage was part of a 1956 Pictorial Parade newsreel by the National Film Unit, shown in cinemas before the feature film.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 47. National Film Unit, 1956
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