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Bert Hinkler Memorial
Bert Hinkler Memorial

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Light stand erected by the Shire commemorates aviator, Bert Hinkler.

Herbert John Louis Hinkler AFC DSM (8 December 1892 – 7 January 1933), better known as Bert Hinkler, was a pioneer Australian aviator and inventor. He designed and built early aircraft before being the first person to fly solo from England to Australia, and the first person to fly solo across the Southern Atlantic Ocean. He married in 1932 at the age of 39, and died less than a year later after crashing into remote countryside near Florence, Italy during a solo flight on another record setting voyage.

Location

Address:High & Chapel Streets, Jacka Park, Wedderburn, 3518
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.504722
Long: 143.74
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1934
Front Inscription

In memory of Squadron Leader Bert Hinkler, D.S.M. (1893 - 1933) and in recognition of his valuable service to the Australian Commonwealth and the British Empire in the field of aviation.

Erected by the Shire of Korong 1934. G. Mahoney, Shire President

Source: MA,VMR
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