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01-January-2019
01-January-2019

Photographs supplied by John Huth
The marble statue commemorates Desiree Gill for her contribution to racing in Gympie.

Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the Gympie Regional Arts Fund, Ian and Kim Read, Barry Gill and the Gympie and Sunshine Coast turf clubs.

Mrs Gill, a champion bush jockey, died from injuries sustained when she was thrown from mount Celtic Ambition at Caloundra's Corbould Park in November 2013. She was just 45.

Location

Address:Exhibition Road, Mounting Yard, Gympie Racecourse, Southside, 4570
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.203621
Long: 152.646115
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Dan Davie

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th October, 2014
Front Inscription

A Local Racing Legend
DESIREE GRACE GILL
1. 2. 1968 - 9. 11. 2013

Champion Jockey
Died as a result of a tragic race fall at
Corbould Park Caloundra
 doing what she loved
This memorial was dedicated on 25th October 2014

Sculptor : Dan Davie

Source: MA
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