Steve diving on the wreck of the South Australian (aka Dredge)
- taken by Dennis Hutson (Scuba-D)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
UEC's RAAF Avro Anson expedition on the Murray (1968)
The Swan Reach Museum has approached the UEC to see if they have any information or photos of the club's "RAAF Avro Anson" expedition on the River Murray in 1968. The plane crashed in the river at Monteith (near Tailem Bend) in 1942. Eight airmen were killed, including one from Swan Reach (Dudley Haines). The UEC dived the site mid-1968 in order to salvage items from the crash. The Swan Reach Museum has been given a grant by the federal government to create a display of the incident. If you dived the site, or were involved in any way, or have any information or photos, please contact me.
A scuba diver & President for the Marine Life Society of SA. Involved with the Scuba Divers Federation of SA since the mid-1980s. The Federation's Secretary since 2000. A Reef Life Survey diver. A founder of Dragon Search. Australian scuba diving rep for Redmap.