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A plaque commemorates four Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) staff who were killed in an aircrash in 1983.

On October 24, 1983, the ABC's regional manager Ralph Elphinstone, who was flying the plane, was killed along with rural reporter Bruce Anning, 28, cameraman Joe Mooney, 55 and his assistant Bill Fryer, 33. The plane crash near Clermont, north-west of Rockhampton. 


Address:236 Quay Street, ABC Studios, Rockhampton, 4700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.379722
Long: 150.515556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:24-October-1983
Actual Event End Date:24-October-1983


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 24th October, 2008
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In memory of
Ralph Elphinstone - Reginal Program Manager
Bruce Anning - Rural Reporter
Joe Mooney - Camerman
Bill Fryer - Sound Recordist

To our workmates who died in a light aircraft accident while on duty

24 October 1983

You will always be remembered for our dedication and outstanding contribution to the ABC 

Source: MA
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