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John Battersby Memorial
John Battersby Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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. 

Location

Address:Robinson Street, Town Beach Foreshore, Broome, 6725
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.970658
Long: 122.236411
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:21-September-1983
Actual Event End Date:21-September-1983

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Memory Of  JOHN BATTERSBY

(KNOWN AS THE "BAT" )

              Lost at Sea

THE 21st SEPTEMBER 1983

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Source: MA
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