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Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia father married one of his former girlfriends…… So she became his step mother. After going missing while swimming and his body never found, in good Australian humour a local Melbourne swimming pool was named in his honour.

Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia father married one of his former girlfriends…… So she became his step mother. After going missing while swimming and his body never found, in good Australian humour a local Melbourne swimming pool was named in his honour.

ON THIS DAY ……. 29th March 1967

The 17th Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Harold Holt, arrived in Singapore on this day in 1967 with his left foot bandaged following a minor swimming accident. Mr Holt told guests at a Government dinner in his honour that he cut himself on rocks at Portsea, Victoria, during the weekend. His left foot and ankle were heavily bandaged and he had also cut his back, but it was not serious. The incident occurred in rough weather and shallow water when he had moved across near some rocks to warn some Sydney friends of the danger. “I managed to warn them off but instead I hit the the rocks and cut my leg and back”, Mr Holt said. On the 19th of December 1967, after swimming at the same beach Holt would disappear and was officially pronounced dead after drowning at sea.

 

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 16th March 1969

Swimming pool named after drowned Prime Minister

In good Australia humour the Glen Iris Swimming bath was renamed the Harold Holt memorial Pool on this day this day in 1969 by Prime Minister John Gorton. Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia and was believed drowned at Cheviot Beach, near Portsea in 1967.

 

 

Harold Holt the 17th Prime Minister of Australia father married one of his former girlfriends…… So she became his step mother. After going missing while swimming and his body never found, in good Australian humour a local Melbourne swimming pool was named in his honour.

ON THIS DAY ……. 29th March 1967

The 17th Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Harold Holt, arrived in Singapore on this day in 1967 with his left foot bandaged following a minor swimming accident. Mr Holt told guests at a Government dinner in his honour that he cut himself on rocks at Portsea, Victoria, during the weekend. His left foot and ankle were heavily bandaged and he had also cut his back, but it was not serious. The incident occurred in rough weather and shallow water when he had moved across near some rocks to warn some Sydney friends of the danger. “I managed to warn them off but instead I hit the the rocks and cut my leg and back”, Mr Holt said. On the 19th of December 1967, after swimming at the same beach Holt would disappear and was officially pronounced dead after drowning at sea.

 

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 16th March 1969

Swimming pool named after drowned Prime Minister

In good Australia humour the Glen Iris Swimming bath was renamed the Harold Holt memorial Pool on this day this day in 1969 by Prime Minister John Gorton. Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia and was believed drowned at Cheviot Beach, near Portsea in 1967.