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The tree was planted in memory of ten Shire Councillors and the pilot who died when an aeroplane crashed near Mount Emerald in 1990. 

The small jet (Cessna Citation 500) crash, resulting in the deaths of 11 people, was believed to have been at least partially caused by stormy weather. The aeroplane crashed south of Mareeba near Mount Emerald which was covered by low cloud and driving rain. The 10 passengers were local government councillors returning to Mareeba from a conference at Airlie Beach near Proserpine.


Address:The Strand, ANZAC Memorial Park, Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.254548
Long: 146.822232
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:11-May-1990
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1990


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th May, 1990
Front Inscription

This Tree Was Planted By 
Deputy Mayor Alderman Ann Bunnell
 On May 18th 1990
In Memory Of The 11 Local Government
Colleagues And Friends Who Died
So Tragically In The Mount Emerald 
Air Crash On May 11th 1990 

Source: MA
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