Holt 007

Title:
Holt 007
NFSA ID:
18096
Year:
1967
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
Access fees

Harold Holt loved the ocean, and enjoyed being portrayed as an active and adventurous prime minister. He was even dubbed 'Holt 007', with a comedy album of the same name recorded by Bob King Crawford. Holt was once photographed in the press in his scuba mask surrounded by three women in bikinis in a James Bond-style pose.

This silent, unedited broadcast footage from the Nine Network shows Holt and his wife Zara spearfishing around the beaches off Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. As is evident from this footage, Zara was also a keen diver and the two would spend as much time as they could at their holiday home and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.