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08- May-2015
08- May-2015

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ABC Staff Memorial pays tribute to ABC employees who lost their lives in the line of duty.  The memorial consists of a two layer perspex with panel a TV screen display adjacent to the wall mounted plaque.

The ABC Board commissioned this Memorial in August 2012 on the first anniversary of the Lake Eyre helicopter crash in which John Bean, Paul Lockyer and Gary Ticehurst lost their lives. The ABC has also created a memorial online with biographies of the deceased to complement the memorial unveiled in the ABC studios in each capital cities.

16 of the ABC's finest journalists, (15 men and one woman) broadcasters, foreign correspondents, pilots and cameramen have lost their lives in conflicts in Borneo, Africa, East Timor and Iraq and more recently at home at the hands of tragic aircraft accidents, all in a vast range of destinations where the ABC's work takes place. They were in their twenties, their thirties, their forties, fifties and sixties. They were cameramen, broadcasters, a rural reporter, station manager, a TV director. Pilots, journalists and war correspondents .

Those listed on the Online Memorial are: -

John Bean                       Paul Lockyer
Gary Ticehurst                Paul Moran
Brett Joyce                     Paul Davis
Ralph Elphinstone          Joe Mooney
Bill Fryer                         Bruce Anning
Tony Joyce                     Roger East 
Patricia Ludford              Frank Parnell
Chester Wilmot              John Elliott

Location

Address:700 Harris Street, ABC Ultimo Centre, Ultimo, 2007
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.88242
Long: 151.201456
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Link:http://www.abc.net.au/corp/memorial…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th August, 2013
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL
PAYS TRIBUTE TO 
ABC STAFF WHO
HAVE LOST THEIR
LIVES IN THE
LINE OF DUTY

(Plaque) 
          ABC Staff Memorial 


"... for all the great work that lives on
A great life dies, and leaves an empty tent - 
An aching void to measure time by
As overwhelming as a silent sky
SILENT SKY BY CLIVE JAMES

THIS MEMORIAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO
ABC STAFF WHO HAVE LOST THIER (sic)
LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY

In honouring the colleagues listed below we recognise that the work of public broadcasting must sometimes be carried out amid conflict or in hazardous situations, in service to the ABC and the Australian people .

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Source: MA, ABC
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