We just completely updated our website. Let us know if you are encountering any issues.

Cheviot Beach

In 1966, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, retired. His chosen successor was the much younger Harold Holt. Holt was well known as an outdoor enthusiast, a good swimmer, and diver.

In December 1967, Holt went for a swim alone at Cheviot Beach. He was never seen again, despite an extensive search. Years later, a book was published that claimed Holt was a secret agent for China and was picked up by a secret Chinese submarine. However, the book was widely criticized for inaccuracies. Dozens of conspiracy theories have surrounded Holt’s disappearance. 


Cache was updated. This page load might have been slow.

About the source: Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.

Leave a Reply