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The Informer: How latest DNA tech simply boggles the mind

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By Peter Brewer
Updated November 20 2021 - 6:10am, first published 6:00am
The catafalque party dismounts at the completion of a commemoration ceremony in WA to mark the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney II. Picture: RAN

Behind the positive identification this week of the only body recovered from the tragic sinking of HMAS Sydney II in a major sea battle 80 long years ago off the coast of Western Australia is a mind-boggling tale of near-freakish circumstance, luck, skill and the application of world-class technology.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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