Australia Tributes for former PM Harold Holt

09:36  06 december  2017
09:36  06 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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Politicians have paid tribute to former prime minister Harold Holt in federal parliament, nearly 50 years after he disappeared from a Victorian beach. Australian Associated PressDecember 6, 20173:08 pm .

Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. This biography provides detailed information about his Famous as: Former Prime Minister of Australia. Menzies retired in 1966 and Harold became the elected leader of the Liberal Party, thus becoming the PM on Australia Day, i.e. January 26.

Former prime minister Harold Holt had disappeared from a Victorian beach on December 17, 1967. © AAP Image Former prime minister Harold Holt had disappeared from a Victorian beach on December 17, 1967. The disappearance of former prime minister Harold Holt has been described as a "confounding" moment in Australian history by federal politicians who paid tribute to the man who vanished almost 50 years ago.

Fellow Liberal and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday led the tributes in Canberra's lower house, remembering the 59-year-old who went missing on December 17, 1967 while swimming at a Victorian beach.

"Now as we near the 50th anniversary of his untimely death we acknowledge the prime minister and the man, the profound impact that he made as a parliamentarian and leader of our nation," Mr Turnbull said.

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