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Monday, 24 April 2017

WALLY GIBBINS

Still from 35mm newsreel footage. Dunbar wreck dive (1955)
Picture from the official site for Wally Gibbins.
Rough day in mid-winter 1954 off The Gap at Sydney's South Head for a planned dive on the Dunbar (1857) shipwreck site.  No wet suits then.  At left is Don Linklater ( of Undersea Products), Wally Gibbins at right.




The proposed 'fight to the death match' did not happen.  The promoter died suddenly.  Wally missed out on his one million dollars (again).

Wally Gibbins OFFICIAL site








 Heron Island 1962 after the island's chef asked Wal to "spear a few fish for breakfast".