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The monunent commemorates the six people on board the Adastra Aerial Surveys Hudson (VH-AGE) aeroplane who were killed when it crashed in September 1966 near Tennant Creek.

There were no survivors from the crash.



Address:Irvine Street, Tennant Creek Airport, Tennant Creek, 0860
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.641124
Long: 134.184431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:24-September-1966
Actual Event End Date:24-September-1966


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th September, 2016
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On 24 September 1966, a Hudson Mk IVa Aircraft (VH-AGE) owned by Adastra Aerial Surveys with six people on board, crashed and was destroyed near Tennant Creek Airport.

There were no survivors.  Those killed were : 

Kenneth Rowlands    (Captain)
Robert Rowston         (Co-Pilot)
David von Ploennies  (Navigator)
Leslie Sheffield          (Electronics Engineer)
James Moles              (Technician)
Marvin Mathews         (12 year old passenger)

This plaque is dedicated to those people

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tennant Creek, Tennant Creek Airport and Northern Territory Government


Source: MA
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