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HOLT MEMORIAL, PORTSEA

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Uploaded on Nov 23, 2010

Presenting the Harold Holt Memorial at Point Nepean, Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia.

Additional info:
On the 17th December 1967, serving Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt entered the rough waters at Cheviot Beach and was never seen again. Presumed accidentally drowned, other theories have included suicide, shark attack, and even kidnap or defection via a Chinese sub. What is known is that he was was an experienced skin-diver, who knew the beach well, but who had also been experiencing ill health and other physical issues shortly prior to his disappearance; depression has more recently been suggested as well. The people who were the last to speak to him, urged him not to enter the water that day due to the poor conditions, however, he expressed to them that he knew the beach like "the back of his hand." A short time later, he disappeared from view, and the alarm was raised. The largest search in Australia's history up to that time was undertaken, which failed to find any sign of his whereabouts, and his body was never recovered. Harold Holt, the leader of the Liberal Party, served as Australia's Prime Minister from the 26th January 1966 up to the time of his disappearance and was aged 59 years old.

Links & References:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Holt
- Information board at the memorial site.

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