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Bert Hinkler Memorial
Bert Hinkler Memorial

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

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.

Wedderburn. The Korong Shire Council is erecting a double-faced electric lamp in the Memorial Gardens in memory of the late Squadron-Leader Bert Hinkler, the Australian airman. 
The Argus (Vic), 26 March 1934. 

Location

Address:High & Chapel Streets, Soldiers Memorial Park (Jacka Park), Wedderburn, 3518
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.418158
Long: 143.612946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

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 Services
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, RHSV, ADB
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