Kathy was perfect as a ‘body double’ for the teenage actress in ‘The Blue Lagoon’ movie.
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Kathy Troutt used a Tarzan Espadon face mask (Made in France).
Kathy Troutt’s dive was recognized by the strict guidelines of Guinness Book of Records as a world record deep dive by a woman.
Back on the surface after a very dangerous dive.
Back from the brink of certain death
Ron Taylor contributed a monthly column “Flipper Talk” for OUTDOORS magazine and later a weekly column in The Sunday Telegraph
Wally Reynolds – supervised the deep dive (his own story below).
Wally Reynolds deep dive on a mixture.
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The Dunbar bell.
Kathy, press picture with underwater shot.
Coins found on The Dunbar wreck site by the late John Gillies
THE DUNBAR shipwreck at the entrance to Sydney Harbor contained all the family belongings for 121 migrants in 1857 plus the ship’s cargo. Ten thousand gold sovereigns were never found – or nobody was admitting to it. Coins with holes drilled through them were from neck chains.
The Dunbar – wrecked Sydney South Head 1857
From a 16mm film frame
Shipwreck in The Coral Sea
Saturday night party at Balmain
Ben Cropp book reveals his real life story.
At age 17 Kathy entered a competition and got to meet The Beatles for 40 minutes, in Sydney.
Saturday night at Balmain
Rick Swansborough in the background. Rick took many of the first professional pictures of Kathy pre her time with Skippy and commercial modeling. Party was at Jane Street, Balmain – in that era the large house was a regular venue. Three 18 gallon kegs of beer per party, girls admitted free – guys paid for the beer.
Late at night, various celebrity musicians and dancers would arrive after work and jam until dawn.
Ron and Valerie Taylor (both AM)
Valerie Taylor and John Harding hang onto a whale shark at Seal Rocks (NSW)
Ron and Valerie at Minnewater (NSW) with a fisherman’s Green Sawfish they helped catch.
Young shark swam in for a look – no hazard at all with this curious one.
Frames from a pole camera filmed on The Ribbon Reefs, north of Cairns (Qld). Tiger sharks feasting on a 1006 pound Black marlin.
Before the marine park authority began protecting the Great Barrier Reef, resorts would drop edible foods for local sharks and fish to clean-up.
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