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Sue Fieldhouse : 02-August-2012
Sue Fieldhouse : 02-August-2012
Photographs supplied by Mike Fuller - Berri Barmera Council

Boat ramp commemorates Sue Fieldhouse who was an early member of the Barmera Water Ski Club, and went on to achieve the following:

•  Won thirteen 13 Open Women’s Australian Titles including 9 slalom, 2 Trick Titles and 2 Overall Titles
•  Represented Australia at five World Championships – winning 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals
•  In 1981 set a World Record in Slalom of 1.5 @ 11.25m
•  Moomba Masters Slalom Champion 1977 to 1982
•  In 1971 awarded South Australian Sportswoman of the Year
•  Held the Australian Slalom record from 1974 to 1990
•  Set a World Record in Slalom of 1.5 buoys @ 11.25 metres in 1981
•  Represented Australia in four Asia Pacific Championships - winning 4 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals
•  Held the Australian Woman’s Slalom Record from 1974 until 1990
•  Won the Moomba Masters Woman’s Slalom Title 6 times – leading to the presentation of a trophy each year, named in her honour
• Represented South Australia fifteen times at the Australian Championships and was Women’s State Champion on eleven occasions
• Was South Australian Sportswoman of the Year in 1971
• On March 12th 2011, she was was inducted into the Australian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Hall of Fame
 

Tragically, Sue was killed in a car accident in 1982, whilst returning home from a tournament at Lake Moodemere, near Albury.
 

Monument characteristics :

Laser cut steel sign mounted on coloured concrete wall

 

Location

Address:Dean Drive, Boat Ramp, Lake Bonney, Barmera, 5345
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.248022
Long: 140.462464
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Luke Hampshire (Riverscape Landscaping), Peter Johnson & Mike Fuller
Monument Manufacturer:Luke Hampshire

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th January, 2012
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Sue Fieldhouse Boat Ramp 

Source: MA
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