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Southern Cloud Memorial Lookout : 25-January-2011
Southern Cloud Memorial Lookout : 25-January-2011

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

The Lookout commemorates the pilot, co-pilot and all six passengers who were lost when the aircraft crashed, and also acknowledges the changes made to Australian aviation laws due to the accident. The Tooma Road lookout offers panoramic views of the Maragle Valley and pinpoints the exact crash site of the Southern Cloud. 

The crash of the Southern Cloud on 21 March 1931 was Australia`s first commercial air disaster. The Southern Cloud, crashed on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne in 1931, killing the two crew and six passengers on board. Although its wreckage was not discovered for 27 years, the disappearance of the Southern Cloud prompted an investigating committee to advise that all passenger aircraft should be equipped with two-way radios.

In addition, ground radio stations should be established to communicate with the planes and to monitor progress towards their destinations.

Location

Address:Tooma Road, Bald Hill, Tumbarumba, 2553
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.941917
Long: 148.0806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:21-March-1931
Actual Event End Date:21-March-1931

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th March, 2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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