November 9, 2014 §
Negative found in November 2014
Dive store owner Dennis Robinson – about to get married underwater in Marineland. (see newsreel)
Glenn Campbell in 1975
‘Lost Sydney’ is a page at Facebook.
May 27, 2013 §
Dr Hans Hass visited Marineland and met Kathy – who he later had lunch with. “I was about equally excited with meeting Dr Hass as I was when meeting The Beatles” (1964) said Kathy in 2013
See post titled “Marine Model – Kathy at Marineland Sydney” (You may need to refresh your browser to see latest version or updates of this blog).
May 24, 2013 §
Hard hat pearl diver statue, in Broome, W.A.
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
October 29, 2011 §
Saturday night party at Balmain
Ben Cropp (AM) book reveals his life story.
Saturday night at Balmain
Rick Swansborough in the background who 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.
Friend in Hand Hotel (in 1971) at 58 Cowper Street, Glebe (featured under a different name in an episode of RAKE in 2015). Licensee and his son (not shown) were diving companions of Kathy.