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The memorial commemorates Captain Hugh Grosvenor who was the first aviator to land in Blinman.

Grosvenor was killed when the Wackett Widgeon plane he was flying crashed into Port Phillip Bay in Victoria on the 6th of January 1930. Grosvenor was aide- de-camp to the Governor of South Australia. 

The Grosvenor Memorial, which was erected on the landing ground at Angorichina Station by friends and admirers at Blinman, was opened on May Day by the Governor, Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven. 
Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 8 May 1930.

 

 

Location

Address:Airstrip Arkaroola Road, Blinman Racecourse, Blinman, 5730
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.115284
Long: 138.723336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Aviation

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st May, 1930
Front Inscription

           In memory of
Captain The Hon. Hugh Grosvenor.
First aviator to land here.
        Unveiled by
His Excellency Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven V.C.
      May 1st 1930.

Right Side Inscription

 

 

Source: MA
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