Harold Holt with ABC crew

At Home with Harold Holt: L-R Prime Minister Harold Holt, ABC cameraman Don McAlpine and Director John Tingle (ABC Supervisor of TV News, Sydney) discuss underwater sequences during filming of the PM for a Weekend Magazine story from his weekend home at Portsea, Vic. The program was broadcasts on the ABC on 10/4/1966 a year before his death. On the 17th December 1967, Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, went for a swim on Cheviot Beach near his holiday home at Portsea in Victoria. He disappeared beneath the waves and was never seen again. His companions raised the alarm, and what ensued was one of the largest search and rescue operations Australia has ever witnessed. Holt’s body was never found, fuelling many theories regarding his disappearance, ranging from suicide to abduction by a Chinese submarine. ABC Reference ID: abc.net.au/photo/Holt_H001
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