KATHY DIVES WITH BEN CROPP AM

January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ben Cropp and Eva Papp (1972)

Ben Cropp and Eva Papp (Mrs Ben Cropp No.2 – see Playing with Sharks’ newsreel).

 

 

Shipwrecks in and around Sydney Harbour

Shipwrecks in and around Sydney Harbour

Ben Cropp story

Ben Cropp story – click to enlarge

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Kathy’s first documentary ‘Mermaids in Paradise’ when aged 19  (National Screen and Sound Archives)

 

 Ben’s pup ‘Tuffy’ was a TV celebrity

The underwater photography career of Ben Cropp got a boost with his material of a whale shark and diver off Montague Island NSW in 1965. Very rare footage at the time. Although photographed only with 16mm movie film the quality was good and large prints were enabled. National Geographic magazine later using one of the frames over 3 pages as a centrefold. Still pictures went viral around the world and a documentary would have done well with TV sales.

Note the date.

Note the date. August 19, 1691

Ben Cropp book published in 2010

Ben Cropp book published in 2010

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