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In 1990 the SA Police Historical Society placed a memorial plaque in the front of the Police Station in memory or those who died in the ‘well tragedy’. It commemorates the first Police Heritage Site in South Australia.
Mounted Constable Smith died after he descended a Gumeracha well in which he tried to rescue two men overcome by poisonous fumes. On his descent the fumes had begun to affect him too. He tried to ascend but became overpowered fell to the base of the well and died with the men he had tried to rescue.
|Address:||Albert Street, Gumeracha Police Station , Gumeracha, 5233|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.824678|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1990|