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Water Speed Record Attempt : 18-August-2012
Water Speed Record Attempt : 18-August-2012
Photographs supplied by Mike Fuller - Berri Barmera Council

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

Location

Address:Queen Elizabeth Drive, Foreshore Reserve , Barmera, 5345
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.245833
Long: 140.466111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:23-November-1964
Actual Event End Date:23-November-1964

Dedication

Front Inscription

DONALD CAMPBELL LANDING

Commemorates 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 

 

Source: MA
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