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Constable Angela Taylor
Constable Angela Taylor
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Plaque dedicated to Constable Angela Taylor who died in 1986 from injuries received from a car bomb exploding outside the Russell Street Police Complex. She became the first policewoman to be slain in the line of duty.

On March 27 1986, shortly before midday, Constable Taylor left the Russell Street Police Complex to collect lunches for her colleagues. As she stepped on to Russell Street, she passed within 1 metre of a car packed with gelignite. At this time, the gelignite was detonated and the car exploded, showering the area with shrapnel. Angela suffered severe burns to 70% of her body and was hospitalised as a result. However, she died on 20 April 1986.

Stanley Taylor and Craig Minogue were convicted and imprisoned over the bombing which was motivated by an intense hatred of police.


Address:336 Russell Street, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.808152
Long: 144.966248
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of Constable Angela Rose Taylor 24274, aged 21 years, City Watch-house, who died on 20th April 1986, as a result of injuries received when a car bomb exploded outside the Russell Street Police Complex on the 27th March, 1986.

Source: MA,ACPH
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