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Jack Byham : 20-October-2011
Jack Byham : 20-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates Jack "Erky" Byham, the "Murray River" Man.

Jack Byham was one of Australia's most well known boomerang manufacturers. He was a real 'Crocodile Dundee' who spent a lot of time with the Aborigines. Jack made boomerangs and throwsticks using traditional Aboriginal methods and many of his products are mistaken for Aboriginal artifacts. Jack is most famous for his commercial boomerang products that spanned a half century from the Olympic Games in Melbourne (1956) through the 1990s.


Address:Thompsons Beach Road, Thompsons Beach, Murray River, Cobram, 3644
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.913015
Long: 145.667956
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Murray River Man

3. 12. 1921 - 26. 11. 2000 

A tribute to the memory of Jack "Erky" Byham OAM

A colourful and remarkable Australian

"His memory hallowed by the river he loved" 

Family & friends

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