Donald Campbell`s Water Speed Record AttemptPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the attempt by Donald Campbell to break the world water speed record on Lake Bonney in 1964.
In 1964 Englishman Donald Campbell attempted to break the water speed record on Lake Bonney. The Lake proved too small and the waves created by the boat were dangerous. Campbell’s boat Bluebird reached a speed of 347.5 kilometres an hour, but the world record was not broken.
Campbell was successful in breaking the record on Lake Dumbyleyung, Western Australia, in the same year travelling at a speed of 444.7 kilometers per hour
|Address:||Queen Elizabeth Drive, Foreshore Reserve , Barmera, 5345|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.245833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-November-1964|
|Actual Event End Date:||23-November-1964|
DONALD CAMPBELL LANDING
Commemorating The World
Water Speed Record Attempt
On Lake Bonney
November 23rd 1964
When The Australian Record
Was Taken By
DONALD CAMPBELL C.B.E
at 216 m.p.h.
In the Hydroplane Bluebird