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27-October-2018 (Bob Cameron)
27-October-2018 (Bob Cameron)

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster / Bryan Hardy / Bob Cameron

The memorial, which includes the nose undercarriage, commemorates the victims of the Amana aeroplane crash.

In June 1950 the Australian National Airways Skymaster Amana, the flagship of the company`s fleet, crashed into a wooded hillside northwest of York. Of the twenty-four passengers and five crew, only one man managed to get out alive. His name was Edgar W. Forwood, aged sixty-seven. Unfortunately, his condition steadily deteriorated and he died on Saturday of the same week. This crash is the worst aviation disaster in Western Australia’s history.

The memorial was originally located at the Beverley Aeronautical Museum which has now been demolished. 


Address:Hunt Street (Great Southern Highway), Beverley, 6304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.108806
Long: 116.922481
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:26-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:26-June-1950


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th June, 2001
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Australian National Airways Skymaster DC-4 `Amana` 

Crashed 10 - 12pm 26th June 1950
36.5 statute miles from Guildford Aerodrome enroute to Melbourne via Adelaide
All Killed

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Dedicated 26th June 2001

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au