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28-February-2014
28-February-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin
An aviation beacon at the Wangaratta Airport commemorates the community work of Kevin Gleeson who was a Mayor and Councillor of Wangaratta, President and Chief Flying Officer of the Wangaratta Aero Club, President of the Wangaratta Base Hospital Board, and leader of Radio Station 3NE.

Location

Address:Brian Higgins Drive, Wangaratta Airport, Laceby, 3678
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.417521
Long: 146.305828
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

This historic aviation beacon recognises the valuable contribution Kevin Thomas Gleeson  1927 - 1999 made to the Wangaratta community as
- Mayor and Councillor
-  Founder, President and Chief Flying Officer of the Wangaratta Aero Club,
-  President of the Wangaratta Base Hospital Board
- leader of Radio Station 3NE
and his deep interest and many fine achievements in all things aviation.

This aerial beacon was erected above Wangaratta Motors garage in Reid Street Wangaratta in Novmeber 1937 to guide aeroplanes prior to the stat of night air mail services between Melbourne and Brisbane.

The beacon contained glass neon tubes flashing red letters W. A. in morse code.

Thanks to Wangaratta Toyota making this beacon available

 

 

Source: MA
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