Campbell`s Bluebird BoatshedPrint Page
Plaque on plinth erected to commemorate the site of the boatshed used by Donald Campbell to house his hydroplane Bluebird K7 whilst he was at Barmera attempting to set a World Water Speed Record on Lake Bonney.
|Address:||Dean Drive, Boat Ramp, Barmera , 5345|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.247516|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||October-1964|
|Approx. Event End Date:||November-1964|
|Monument Designer:||Luke Hampshire (Riverscape Landscaping) , Print DNA (Renmark) (graphics)|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2013|
Boat Shed "
In October 1964, Donald Campbell, a British speed record holder , brought his jet powered hydroplane "Bluebird K7" to Barmera, to attempt to set a new World Water Speed record, on Lake Bonney.
The control centre for his attempt was housed at Reg and Gertie Bishop`s boatshed, which also served as a safe storage for Bluebird K7. The boatshed now accommodates the Bluebird Cafe.
Many attempts were made to set a new record when conditions on the lake were generally calm and on 23rd November 1964 Campbell set a new Australian Water Speed record of 216mph (347km/h).
Unfortunately, the necessary calm conditions never sufficiently eventuated for a new World record to be set on Lake Bonney .
Berri Barmera Town
Barmera Beautification Committee 2013