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Joining The Dots

I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato's own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.


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Australia

Australia has not been totally ignored in the search for Atlantis.  As early as 1852, an Australian newspaper claimed(b), obviously tongue-in-cheek, that Australia was Atlantis, as they were both spelt with a capital ‘A’ and had gold!

Rex Gilroy is a maverick researcher from ‘Down Under’ who has published a book[598] that bravely claims an antipodean location for Atlantis. rex gilroy

Gilroy has been working on the ‘unexplained’ in his home country for over fifty years and has written a number of books on ‘mysterious’ Australia. He has claimed evidence for Egyptian and Phoenician connections with Australia(e). *He has also named the ancient megalith-building civilisation of Australia ‘Uru’(d).*

 

His most recent exploit is to mount a search in the Urewera Ranges of New Zealand for the ‘extinct’ Moa.

A completely different link between Australia and Atlantis was suggested by a Russian writer, S. Bashinsky, in 1914, when he claimed that Australia had created as a result of an impact with an asteroid that split a pre-existing landmass, part of which moved eastward to become Atlantis/America. The idea was so totally at variance with geological realities that it got no support.

An anonymous writer on an Internet message board also supports an Australian Atlantis concept referring to a book, Ayer’s Rock: Its People, Their Beliefs and Their Art[133]; allegedly banned by the Australian government, by Charles P. Mountford that provides evidence of very early white visitors to the vast southern island continent.

In 2009, Riaan Booysen, a South African, published on his website(a) a reasoned argument for identifying Australia with Atlantis, based on geology and cartography.

2014 brought us an anonymous blog placing Atlantis at Port Arthur in Tasmania and offering a radical re-interpretation of Kircher‘s map of Atlantis(c). 

(a) http://www.riaanbooysen.com/

(b) http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/91928781?searchTerm=Atlantis&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

(c) http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1045202/pg1

*(d) http://www.rexgilroy.com/index.html

(e) http://www.mysteriousaustralia.com/*