Hi Beverley, Not having been born in Australia, I hadn't heard of this
plane until Maree had posted,Reg Watsons site about the disappearance of
Miss Hobart in I think it was 1934.
I note they did think wreckage was seen over Rodondo Island (wherever that
is) and just felt if it was from the wreckage there would be no hope of
finding the plane or passengers and just left it. They wouldn't happen
today, as there would be a big outcry from the families of the missing
passengers. Also too, back then there wouldn't be the equipment available
to or technology to do the type of search necessary.
For you there would still be some of your family members, who may have
remembered your great grandfather Garnet Rupert Gourlay and they may never
have closure, wondering what had become of the plane and its passengers.
For them, it isn't just a missing plane mystery, it was the loss of
family. Hopefully one day, some recognisable wreckage or some of he
airmail on board may be found,then your family and others who had family on
board will finally find closure.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 10:52 AM Beverley-Anne Rodan <bevrodan(a)iinet.net.au>
Hi Maree, Chris and Edie and listers,
My great grandfather Garnet Rupert Gourlay was also travelling on the Miss
Hobart when it crashed.
The tragedy was felt keenly on both sides of Bass Strait.
So far, as far as I know: and I would love to be corrected; the wreck of
the Miss Hobart in Waratah Bay has not been found.
From today’s perspective, it does seem it would have been very easy to
blame Victor Holyman, and I am sure de Havilland would have pushed this
scenario (possible furphy) at any inquiry.
If anyone has any further information, the family would be very
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