ABC Staff Memorial Print Page
Commemorates Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) employees who lost their lives in the line of duty. 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 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
|Address:||1-7 Liverpool Street, ABC Hobart , Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.877534|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 15th August, 2013|
THIS MEMORIAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO ABC STAFF WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE LINE OF DUTY
In honouring them 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 .