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Vern Kerr : 23-April-2011
Vern Kerr : 23-April-2011

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The naming of a road commemorates Vern Kerr for his contribution to the Charters Towers community.

Location

Address:Gregory Developmental Road, Charters Towers, 4820
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.066972
Long: 146.259028
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th August, 1998
Front Inscription

VERN KERR DRIVE

Named in memory of Vern Kerr for his contribution to the community.  Vern Kerr, MWIA MSWP (USA), was a radio technican for the Royal Flying Doctor Service 1934 - 1977.  He transferred from the Cloncurry Base in 1952 to establish the Charters Towers Base, and in 1963 the School of the Air, both at 22 Dalrymple Road.

Recognised for his dedication to duty where he gave encouragement in illness, tragedy and disaster, often under atmospheric stress.  
Vale 7 September 1979

Charters Towers City Council - 19.8.98

Source: MA
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