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A monument commemorates the  crash at Mount Torbreck in 1940, of a Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson bomber crashed at Mount Torbreck while on a training flight and all four crew were killed.

The monument was erected at the crash site in 1966 at the instigation of Flight-Lieutenant Hyland, the father of one of the crew. It was re-erected in 1966 at a more accessible location after being damaged by a falling tree.

Surrounding the monument are parts of the wreckage of the Avro-Anson.

The monument was re-dedicated on the 23 of January 2016.

Warning :  
As at 26 January 2016, the track that leads to this monument has been cleared by volunteers.  

Visiting this monument should only be attempted by experienced bushwalkers who are well equipped for any weather conditions and have  the ability to contact emergency services to avoid becoming lost in very inhospitable terrain.  



Address:Torbreck Range, Rubicon, 3712
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.352411
Long: 145.940907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:16-May-1940
Actual Event End Date:16-May-1940


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1965
Front Inscription

In memory of Pilot Officer A. Daniels  Corporals F. E. Hyland F. Sass I. Stowder  Royal Australian Air Force who died here doing their duty 16th May 1940

The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away
Glory be the name of the Lord  Job 1 21 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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