5th August 1908 - 17th December 1967
Prime Minister of
Australia from 26th January 1966 to 19th December 1967
His memorial in Melbourne General
Cemetery reads as follows:
1908 - 1967
ZARA KATE (HOLT) BATE
1909 - 1989
HE LOVED THE SEA
Visit this grave on White Hat Tours' highly entertaining
and informative Tour
of Melbourne Cemetery.
Harold Holt was Prime Minister of Australia from January 1966 until December
1967 when he disappeared whilst swimming in heavy surf of Cheviot Beach. He
is one of the few Australian Prime Ministers to die in office.
has never been found, hence the headstone in Melbourne Cemetery is strictly
a memorial rather than his gravestone.
Ironically, for someone who died while swimming, he has a swimming pool
named after him in Melbourne - The Harold Holt Memorial Pool.