Bell on Centaur
The Centaur bell landed name-up on the deck
Boot beside Centaur
Centaur boot: A boot sits silently beside the wreck of the Centaur undisturbed after 67 years
Centaur hat: An Australian army slouch hat made from rabbit skin remains in almost original condition because of the cold temperature at 2,059 metres under the surface of the ocean.
Centaur plaque under water – 12 January 2010
Centaur cross under water
Centaur Red Cross underwater: The red paint of the Red Cross symbol is still visible after nearly seven decades.
Cup beside Centaur
Ship number 47 on Centaur
Shoe on Centaur
Trunk beside Centaur
White star symbol on Centaur
It is confronting to see these pictures as my great grandfather remains on board
But also I now know what the site looks like to a degree
Lest we forget
Yes the direct ancestors (including my mum) got great comfort knowing where the site was and being able to lay them to rest so to speak
As we approach 75 years since the loss of so many, the Leask Family reflects at the awful loss of our 3 Uncles, Harold, Alexander and Henry. It was a hard reality when the ship was found and photographed, but it did lay to rest 67 years of not knowing and a deep sad grief that our parents Mal and Orba carried all of their lives. In recent months our first born of the family, Alexander passed away, notes in the latest newsletter. It helped him enormously to know where it was and head out on the ship to place flowers and be above the Centaur. Time to reflect.