DIVING – DUNBAR SHIPWRECK
May 13, 2012 §
The Dunbar bell.
Kathy, press picture with underwater shot.
Coins found on The Dunbar wreck site by the late John Gillies
Kathy examines tea token coins solidified into a clump. (1967)
Kathy was a real-life marine biologist with The Australian Museum in Sydney.
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