26 June

<em>Wimmera</em> sunk by German mine

1918 Wimmera sunk by German mine

The steamer Wimmera, bound from Auckland to Sydney, struck a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf. Twenty-six of its 151 passengers and crew were lost. Read more...

A.J. Hackett bungy jumps from Eiffel Tower

1987 A.J. Hackett bungy jumps from Eiffel Tower

The speed skier and bungy pioneer planned the 110-m leap meticulously. His dozen-strong team hid on the tower overnight and Hackett jumped at dawn. He described it as ‘one small step for a man, a bloody great leap for the adventure tourism industry.’ Read more...