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3 January 2015

Jervis Bay - Snippets.

1951 headlines.
Point Perpendicular has been the site of a few incidents over the years, not all have ended happily.I will add to this post as stories are revealed.
JERVIS BAY, Wednesday. – After being marooned all night on rocks at the foot of a 200ft. cliff at Jervis Bay, a man and his wife were hauled up by rope today.
Illawarra Daily Mercury, Thursday 29th March 1951.
During the rescue attempt the Lighthouse attendant, Mr Joe Farr 33, was nearly killed when a large piece of cliff broke away as Mrs Giffney was being raised in the rope bosun’s chair. He just managed to avoid the falling rocks, otherwise he would have been killed.

Full story, click to enlarge image.
An inspiring magical place under the right conditions.
It would have been a lonely and frightening place to spend the night at the base of this magnificent headland.

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