The sinking of HMAS Sydney in November 1941 remains one of Australia’s greatest naval disasters. All hands on deck were lost and just one unidentified body was recovered from the wreckage.
As the 75th anniversary of this historic wreckage approaches, the Navy is renewing calls for family to provide DNA to name the unknown sailor.
The Environment Institute’s Jeremy Austin is using genetic sleuth techniques to identify the mystery sailor.
Learn more about this maritime mystery and Austin’s work, by watching the interview with Jeremy Austin on ABC news, which aired on the 11th of June, 2016.