Double click picture
A larger and similar picture is at http://fathomoz.wordpress.com
Walter A.Starck, Vic Ley, Ron Taylor, Phil Eather, Richard Weir, Wally Gibbins, Mal McLeod, Gai Girdlestone, John Harding
Wally Muller, Van Laman, Ben Cropp, Kathy Troutt, Lynn Roberts, John Michael Harding, Bob Grounds, Dean Cropp, Ron Taylor, Trevor Collins (with marlin), Valerie May Taylor, Henri Bource.
The Late IRVIN ROCKMAN CBE
RON IBLE (White Water Wanderers) 30 April 2013 R.I.P. mate
Divers visited the shipwreck site, just off the entrance to Sydney Harbour and under the cliffs of Dover Heights back in 1955 and regularly afterwards. The silver coins shown below are part of Gillies Gold – the collection recovered by the late John Gillies over many years working the site.
Holes drilled in the coins suggest these were being worn as security against theft by some of the 121 persons who drowned in 1857 during a cold winter morning. The ship arrived at Sydney Heads during fog and heavy seas to be wrecked after a long voyage from England.
A disaster so close to their destination after months at sea. The ship struck rocks near a popular suicide location known as ‘the gap’.
Pictured above is the late Wally Gibbins – a salvage diver known for his work on Solomon Islands, and for his knowledge of sea shells. http://xanga.com/wallygibbins
Also a champion with spear fishing and shark hunting exploits during the pioneer era.
John Gillies speared this record-sized Bonito at Long Reef, Sydney.
Former spear wound on red morwong, Marley NSW
White Water Wanderers - a Bondi spearfishing club. Sydney Sea Hunters a City of Sydney club.
The spear gun used by Ron Taylor in the 1965 world championships was not built by Ron. The above picture was thirty years after he won the main event. Ron found the gun floating in the sea off Yeppoon, Queensland in 1961.