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The lights at the sportsground were erected to commemorate Arthur George Wilkinson (1911-1940), speedway motor cyclist.

Arthur George "Bluey" Wilkinson (born 27 August 1911 in Millthorpe, New South Wales - died 27 July 1940 in Sydney) was an international speedway rider. Wilkinson was Speedway World Champion in 1938 after narrowly missing out on winning the inaugural Championship in 1936.

After being involved in dozens of spectacular crashes during his speedway career and walking away from them all, Bluey was killed in a road accident in the Sydney suburb of Bondi on 27 July 1940. Riding a motorcycle with his wife Muriel as pillion he was struck by a lorry which had swerved to avoid a car.

Location

Address:Kendall Avenue (Great Western Highway), Bathurst Showground, Bathurst, 2795
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.417654
Long: 149.589308
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…
Source: ADB
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