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Sue Fieldhouse : 02-August-2012
Sue Fieldhouse : 02-August-2012
Photographs supplied by Mike Fuller, Berri Barmera Council

The Boat Ramp commemorates Sue Fieldhouse, an early member of the Barmera Water Ski Club, and went on to achieve the following:

•  Won thirteen 13 Open Women’s Australian Titles including 9 slalom, 2 Trick Titles and 2 Overall Titles
•  Represented Australia at five World Championships – winning 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals
•  In 1981 set a World Record in Slalom of 1.5 @ 11.25m
•  Moomba Masters Slalom Champion 1977 to 1982
•  In 1971 awarded South Australian Sportswoman of the Year
•  Held the Australian Slalom record from 1974 to 1990
•  Set a World Record in Slalom of 1.5 buoys @ 11.25 metres in 1981
•  Represented Australia in four Asia Pacific Championships - winning 4 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals
•  Held the Australian Woman’s Slalom Record from 1974 until 1990
•  Won the Moomba Masters Woman’s Slalom Title 6 times – leading to the presentation of a trophy each year, named in her honour
• Represented South Australia fifteen times at the Australian Championships and was Women’s State Champion on eleven occasions
• Was South Australian Sportswoman of the Year in 1971
• On March 12th 2011, she was was inducted into the Australian Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Hall of Fame

Tragically, she was killed in a car accident in 1982, whilst returning home from a tournament at Lake Moodemere, near Albury.

 

Location

Address:Dean Drive, Boat Ramp, Lake Bonney, Barmera, 5345
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.248022
Long: 140.462464
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Designer:Luke Hampshire (Riverscape Landscaping), Peter Johnson & Mike Fuller
Monument Manufacturer:Luke Hampshire

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th January, 2012
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Sue Fieldhouse 

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Source: MA
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