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Mareeba Air Crash Inscription
Mareeba Air Crash Inscription

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A tree commemorates the victims of the Mareeba Air Crash of 1990.

The tragedy occurred about 5.45pm on May 11, 1990 when a small jet crashed south of Mareeba near Mt Emerald which was covered by low cloud and driving rain. The victims included nine members of local councils who were returning from a Local Government conference at Airlie Beach.

The victims were:

Shire Clerk Elwyn Phillips, Shire Chairman Harry Rankine and Councillor Graham Luxton from Herberton Shire Council, Councillors Hec Wallace and Joe Newman from Eacham Shire Council, Councillor Ivan Wilkinson from Atherton Shire Council, Mayor Keith Goodwin and Alderman Rose Blank from Cairns City Council, Councillor Bruno Riedweg from Douglas Shire Council; and Sister Nadia di Popolo and pilot Stan Lingren.

Location

Address:Mosman Street, Edmeades Park, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.075556
Long: 146.256944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS TREE WAS PLANTED IN
MEMORY OF THE NINE
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
REPRESENTATIVES
AND OTHERS WHO PERISHED
IN THE TRAGIC AIR CRASH
      IN MAREEBA
  11TH MAY 1990

Source: MA
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