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Gliding Memorial : 25-June-2011
Gliding Memorial : 25-June-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates the early gliding activities that occured here between 1930 and 1936.

Location

Address:Lake View Road, Tower Hill Reserve, Tower Hill, 3283
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.319122
Long: 142.375142
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1930
Approx. Event End Date:1936

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:October, 1971
Front Inscription

To commemorate the early gliding activities at this spot 1930-1936.

Erected by the Warrnambool Rotary Club November 1971.

 

Left Side Inscription
Percy J. Pratt of Geelong near this spot set an Australian record of 1 hour 35 m minutes on Sunday, September, 21st, 1930 flying a Zoegling primary glider built by himself.
Right Side Inscription
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith had his first glide off the beach south of here on March 5th, 1932. The Warrnambool and Koroit Gliding Club operated from here in the years 1930-1936
Source: MA,RUMV,VMR
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