Harold Holt

Australian politician, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-1967)

Harold Edward Holt[1] (5 August 1908 – 17 December 1967) was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia.[2] He became Prime Minister after the retirement of Robert Menzies. He supported the United States in the Vietnam War. He disappeared while swimming at a beach in Victoria in December 1967. His body was never found. Many urban Australian myths surround his disppearance.[3]

Harold Holt
17th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
26 January 1966 – 17 December 1967
Preceded byRobert Menzies
Succeeded byJohn McEwen
Personal details
Born(1908-08-05)5 August 1908
Sydney, New South Wales
Died17 December 1967(1967-12-17) (aged 59)
Point Nepean, Victoria
Political partyLiberal

On the day of his disappearance, the guards at the gate of Point Nepean told Percy Cenulty, who held a camp that day at Point Nepean, that Harold Holt wasn't in the car that went through the gate. Theories state that Harold never went to the beach that day. The second night, the Springvale Necropolis was surrounded by military For the whole night. This has not happened ever before and since.

Early life and education change

Harold Edward[4] was born on 5 August 1908 in Stanmore, Sydney. Holt completed his schooling from Nubba State School. After one year of schooling at Nubba State School he went to Abbotsholme College, a private school in Killara where he studied for three years.[5] In 1920, Holt went to Wesley College, Melbourne. He won a scholarship in his final year and graduated second in his class.[4]

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References change

  1. Hocking, Jenny (2017-12-16). "Harold Holt: the legacy is evident, 50 years after his disappearance | Jenny Hocking". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. "Harold Holt: The Australian prime minister who disappeared". SBS News. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  3. "Harold Holt's disappearance and the conspiracy theories that won't vanish". ABC News. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 World, Republic. "Today marks 52 years of ex-Australian PM Harold Holt's mysterious disppearance". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  5. "एक ऐसा प्रधानमंत्री, जो रहस्यमय तरीके से हो गया था गायब, आज तक नहीं मिला". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 2020-04-10.


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