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A scented garden commemorates the victims of the Mount Emerald air crash which occured in May 1990.

The tragedy occurred about 5.45pm on May 11, 1990 when a small jet crashed south of Mareeba near Mt Emerald which was covered by low cloud and driving rain. The victims included nine members of local councils who were returning from a Local Government conference at Airlie Beach.


Address:Abbott Street, Mareeba, 4880
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.993681
Long: 145.418008
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:11-May-1990
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1990
Monument Manufacturer:Casey & Sons Monumentals


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th May, 1992
Front Inscription

This Scented Garden Has Been Established In Memory Of The Victims Of The Mt. Emerald Air Disaster On 11th May, 1990

Those Who Perished 


The Mareeba Shire Council Wishes This To Be A Place Of Rest And Enjoyment, Particularly For The Visually Impaired.
11th May, 1992 

Source: MA
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