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16-June-2015
16-June-2015
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A plaque commemorates Sister Amy Dorrington who was accidently killed at Tunkalilla in 1934 while on a mission of mercy.

Two persons were killed on Friday morning when the car in which they were travelling on their way to attend a man suffering from snakebite crashed over a cliff on the Yankalilla track, near Yankalilla. The victims were Henry A. Stuck, motor mechanic, of Prospect, and Sister A. Dorrington, trained nurse, of Yankalilla
The Narracoorte Herald (SA), 25 December 1934.

Sister Stacey has been appointed district nurse at Yankalilla and neighborhood in place of Sister Watson, who has been. transferred to Parina. Other district nurses remembered for their good work are Misses Pizey, Kelly and Amy Dorrington. Sister Dorrington was accidentally killed at Yankalila. She served with the A.I.F. Her memorial window is in Christ Church, and a marble tablet in her honor is affixed to the gates of the soldiers park.
News (Adelaide), 13 June 1939.

Location

Address:Main South Road, Yankalilla District War Memorial, Yankalilla, 5203
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.457693
Long: 138.347797
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:21-December-1934
Actual Event End Date:21-December-1934

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of Sister A. Dorrington late A.I.F. & D.T.N.S.

Accidently killed at Tunkalilla 
21st December 1934, whilst on a mission of mercy.

Erected by Returned Soldiers.

Source: MA,TOH
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