May 13, 2012 § 3 Comments
Stills from 35mm newsreel negatives. First divers on the Dunbar wreck site 1950s. Using twin air cylinders is Wally Gibbins (right) with diving equipment manufacturer Don Linklater. On the water is Ron Clisold on the ski. View from the cliff shows position where ship struck rocks, close to the notorious suicide location “The Gap”. (which is a ‘gap’ in the cliff face). 121 people perished in the Dunbar disaster, 1857. More died in modern times jumping off the cliff in desperation to end their suffering.
Coins found on The Dunbar wreck site by the late John Gillies
The Dunbar – wrecked Sydney South Head 1857