Tightrope walker's hair-raising stunt brings back memories of Charles Jackson, the original daredevil

Kathy Sharpe
By Kathy Sharpe
July 2 2022 - 10:00pm
The Illawarra's own 18th century daredevil Charles Jackson modelled himself on Charles Blondin (pictured) who first made the aerial trip across the Niagara gorge in 1859. During one such feat he reportedly stopped in the middle, cooked an omelette and ate it. Getty Images.

A photo snapped at the weekend of a thrill-seeker walking the tightrope across the sea has stirred memories of the NSW Illawarra's own eccentric dare-devil, Charles Jackson.

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Kathy Sharpe

Kathy Sharpe

Group editor, non-dailies

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