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Lucille Butterworth : 14-January-2013
Lucille Butterworth : 14-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The seat and rose garden commemorate Lucille Butterworth who went missing in 1969. The plaque is on a seat and the rose garden is opposite the bus stop where she went missing in 1969.

20-year-old Lucille Butterworth was last seen by her mother on 25 August 1969. After a day working at the local radio station, Lucille accepted a lift from a colleague to a bus stop. The bus to New Norfolk arrived 10 minutes after Miss Butterworth's friend drove away but the bus stop was empty, and Miss Butterworth was gone.  Lucille was on her way to a Miss Tasmania fundraising meeting in New Norfolk and it is believed that she met with foul play.

In 2016, a coroner found Geoffrey Hunt had strangled Ms Butterworth but the Director of Public Prosecutions said there was not enough evidence to lay charges Mr Hunt, who now lives under a different name in the state's north-west, denied any knowledge of what happened to Ms Butterworth when he gave evidence at the inquest.


Address:Main Road, Claremont, 7011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.791954
Long: 147.254404
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:25-August-1969


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-1999
Front Inscription

In memory of
Lucille Butterworth

reported missing on 25/8/69
Dearly loved daughter and sister
Always remembered never forgotten
August 1999

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