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09-March-2015
09-March-2015
Photographs supplied by Russell Byers
A memorial park commemorates Russell Barker who died in a tragic accident in 1982. 

Russell Barker was tragically killed in an accident on the 20th June, 1982, Russell was six years old at the time of his death and played soccer for Caloundra’s Church’s Soccer Club. In his short life the referees judged him as a strong, fair player. He had played half way through the soccer season when he died. At the time, Russell had accumulated enough points to be judged third at the end of the 1982 season, in the “best & fairest” category. That point totally describes the spirit of the boy. Russell's parents agreed to a request from the Uniting Church to approach council to officially name the park in memory of Russell.

Location

Address:Caloundra Road, Caloundra, 4551
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.801418
Long: 153.117574
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Front Inscription
RUSSELL BARKER
MEMORIAL PARK
Source: MA
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