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Memorial Grove commemorates the Australians killed at Interlaken. Individual plaques listing the names of those killed have been placed on tree offcuts in the grove. 

Fourteen Australians were killed when a flash flood swept 18 tourists to their death in a canyon near Interlaken in Switzerland in 1999.


Address:Goldsmith Street , Queens Park, East Mackay, 4740
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.14667
Long: 149.194529
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:27-July-1999
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1999


Front Inscription

                     IN MEMORY OF
                      BILLY PEEL
Who, With 13 Other Young Australians, Was Killed In Interlarken (sic) Switzerland
                      27 July 1999
(Map of Australian showing the location where the victims resided)
This Memorial Grove Has Been Planted In Memory Of 
     Our Loved Ones Who Have Departed This Life
       To Those Who Have Also Loved And Lost -
          Draw Comfort While In This Place

"Peace I Leave With You, My peace I Give To You" John 14:27

Source: MA
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