Safari Man - About The Man
SAFARI MAN The Crocodile- Hunter Who Became a Movie
1955 an unknown Aussie battler made an amateur film.
It was 'the world's most colossal, flipping home movie
show' about him and his family surviving the Outback
deserts and shooting monster crocodiles in the Gulf
of Carpentaria. He went on to make millions of dollars
screening the film himself in every state in Australia,
and then in the USA, Canada, England, South Africa
and New Zealand. In one city he did better box office
than The Sound of Music!
before Attenborough or the Bush Tucker Man, Keith
Adams' home-movie showed how to live with the mammals,
marsupials, reptiles, rodents, giant fish, dugongs
and sharks of Northern Australia. He established his
home base in a cave in the Sir Edward Pellew Islands
and hunted together with the Aborigines, sharing their
secrets. They called him 'Uncle'.
Adams and his battered old Buick with the crocodile
head on top were featured in every metropolitan newspaper
in Australia. Forget about the imitative Johnny-come-lately
Crocodile Dundee! Here is the original Aussie Battler
from the 1950s and this is his life story - from rags
to riches! And he still prefers his cave in the Gulf