August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
SS Yongala – a popular international divers wreck south of Townsville, Queensland. Wally Gibbins located the ship’s bell while on a filming expedition with Ben Cropp. Does the shipwreck museum in Townsville (where the bell is displayed) give Wally sufficient credit for his significant discovery? (Picture taken at Coffs Harbour Jetty before bell was shipped to the maritime museum in Townsville). Ben Cropp (pictured below in 1973) with Wally Gibbins located the wreck of Pandora near Raine Island. The discovery was controversial and was eventually shared with another team comprising Steve Domm and Ted Louis.