Story: Diving and snorkelling

Coins from the Elingamite

Coins from the Elingamite

In 1967 a dive team, including well-known divers Kelly Tarlton and Wade Doak (pictured), discovered the wreck of the trans-Tasman steamer Elingamite that had sunk off the Three Kings Islands in 1902. On board was a cargo of gold and silver coins, much of which was recovered, to public excitement.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-New Zealand Recreation-Scuba diving-01
Photograph by Kelly Tarlton

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Diving for a purpose', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9013/coins-from-the-elingamite (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006