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Simon Amos + James Annetts
Simon Amos + James Annetts

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Plaque erected by the aboriginal members of the community commemorates James Annetts and Simon Amos who perished in the Great Sandy Desert in 1986.

James was at the Flora Valley station after answering an ad for jackaroos in the Kimberley in 1986. After only seven weeks at the main station, Flora Valley, about 100 kilometres east of Halls Creek, James and another jackaroo, Simon Amos, were sent to be caretakers on remote properties 150 kilometres apart. James was 16 and Simon 17 when they died in the Great Sandy Desert in the state`s far north on or about December 4, 1986. Their bodies were not found until the following April. A coroner later found James died of dehydration and Simon of a rifle wound after their four-wheel-drive was bogged. They had walked 18 kilometres in search of help.

Location

Address:Great Northern Highway, Memorial Park, Halls Creek, 6770
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.225033
Long: 127.666928
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th June, 1987
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF SIMON AMOS & JAMES ANNETTS WHO TRAGICALLY PERISHED ON THE EDGE OF  THE GREAT SANDY DESERT  SOUTH OF HALLS CREEK - DEC 1986.

A SAD LOSS NOT FORGOTTEN BY THE PEOPLE OF THE KIMBERLEYS

PLACED BY THE PEOPLE OF HALLS CREEK

 

Source: MA
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