Cheviot Beach

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Cheviot Beach is a beach near Point Nepean in Victoria, Australia. It was named after the SS Cheviot which broke up and sank nearby with the loss of 35 lives on 20 October 1887.[1] On 17 December 1967, Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared, and was presumed drowned, while swimming at the beach. He was last seen in the ocean and was then dragged under a wave, never to be seen again. His body was never found.

A different beach was later featured as Cheviot Beach in the documentary, 'The Prime Minister is Missing'.

The beach became the subject of much talk surrounding Holt's disappearance. Theories as to the way in which Holt disappeared ranged from a simple drowning to him being captured, or even having defected to a Chinese Submarine.


  1. ^ "SS Cheviot". Heritage Register Victoria. 

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