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Memorial commemorates John Battersby who died while pearl diving in 1983.
John was a 19 year from Newcastle who disappeared while diving off the "Roebuck Pearl " which was drift fishing for pearl near Eighty Mile Beach in 1983. Six weeks later remnants of his diving gear were found at Lagrange Bay. The coronial inquest into his death determined it to be accidental.
|Address:||Robinson Street, Town Beach Foreshore, Broome, 6725|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.970658|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-September-1983|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-September-1983|
In Memory Of JOHN BATTERSBY
(KNOWN AS THE "BAT" )
Lost at Sea
THE 21st SEPTEMBER 1983
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN