Australia: Down to the Sea

In his leisure hours, summer or winter, Australia's Prime Minister Harold Holt was never far from the sea. Twenty-three months ago, when he first took office, newspapers all over the world ran pictures of the hardy, silver-haired Prime Minister wearing a rubber wet suit and carrying a spear gun. Holt fished from the rocks, body-surfed in the great Pacific waves that pound southern Australia's Mornington Peninsula, and spent hours with his wife, Zara, exploring rock pools, collecting shells and spearing fish. His greatest delight was snorkeling. "From the moment I put my...

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