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The plaque commemorates Captain Andrew Scott Anthonisz who lost his life in an aviation accident in November 1999.

The Cessna 206 charter plane that he was flying was carrying Lelkandu Nelson Gavenor, 63, of the Yangkaal People, Andrew Marmies, 60, of the Lardil People,  Olive Loogatha, 46, of the Kaiadilt People, and brothers Graham Wilson, 34 and Gavin Wilson, 19, of the Lardil People, when it struck horrific weather and went down into the sea near the Wellesley Islands.

The plane was carrying them to Normanton for a Land Council Meeting to discuss the High Court’s ruling against the removal of a mooring buoy that disrespected the cultural significance to the Kaiadilt people of Bentinck Island.


Address:70 Appleby Road, Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, Stafford, 4053
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.404939
Long: 153.008435
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:24-November-1999
Actual Event End Date:24-November-1999


Front Inscription

         In memory of
Captain Andrew Scott Anthonisz
          (21 years)

whose aircraft and passengers tragically disappeared
over the Gulf of Carpentaria on 24th November 1999

"Fly High, Fly Free Andrew
Your Spirit and Love will live forever

Source: MA
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