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.
|Ranelagh Estate, Mt Eliza en||39.4km||site_izi|
|Following the Footsteps of Early Immigrants at Point Nepean Quarantine Station. en||2.4km||site_izi|
|Deakin University Art Collection, Waurn Ponds Estate Collection en||35.2km||site_izi|
|Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Geelong Waterfront en||32.8km||site_izi|
|Highton and Fyansford – Significance and what it leaves out en||36.8km||site_izi|
|Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Waurn Ponds en||34.3km||site_izi|
|Shipwrecks of the Port Phillip Bay en||6.1km||site_izi|
|Barwon Heads Bridge A Beach Walk en||15.5km||site_izi|
|Geelong’s Wool Industry then & now; Its impact on Geelong’s built heritage en||32.7km||site_izi|
|The Rye House||13.9km||site_brutalism|
|State Government Offices||32.9km||site_brutalism|
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