Harold Holt


Harold Holt

Harold Edward Holt CH was Australia's 17th Prime Minister whose term dramatically ended in December 1967 when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea.

5 August 1908 – presumed dead 17 December 1967.

Holt spent 32 years in Parliament, including many years as a senior Cabinet Minister, but he was Prime Minister for only 22 months. This necessarily limited his personal and political impact, especially when compared to his immediate predecessor Robert Menzies, who was PM for a total of 18 years.

Today, Holt is mainly remembered for the sensational circumstances of his death, for his controversial role in expanding Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War and for his famous (or infamous) "All the way with LBJ" quote. In the opinion of his biographer Tom Frame, this has tended to obscure the many achievements of Holt's long and distinguished political career.

Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre


Harold Holt is most famously commemorated by the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre in Malvern. The complex was already under construction at the time of Holt's death, and since he was Malvern's local member it was named in his memory, although the irony of commemorating him with a swimming pool has been the source of much amusement to Australians

Prime Minister Harold Holt Was Murdered


Former Australian Navy Diver Gary Simmonds maintains Prime Minister Harold Holt was murdered late Saturday night on the 16th of December 1967, and was reported missing around midday on Sunday the 17th of December 1967 while swimming. See link below..



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