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The plaque commemorates ABC employees who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The ABC Board commissioned this memorial in August 2012 on the first anniversary of the Lake Eyre helicopter crash in which John Bean, Paul Lockyer and Gary Ticehurst lost their lives. The ABC has also created a memorial online with biographies of the deceased to complement the memorial unveiled in the ABC studios in each capital cities.

16 of the ABC's finest journalists, (15 men and one woman) broadcasters, foreign correspondents, pilots and cameramen have lost their lives in conflicts in Borneo, Africa, East Timor and Iraq and more recently at home at the hands of tragic aircraft accidents, all in a vast range of destinations where the ABC's work takes place. They were in their twenties, their thirties, their forties, fifties and sixties. They were cameramen, broadcasters, a rural reporter, station manager, a TV director, pilots, journalists and war correspondents .

Those listed on the Online Memorial are: -

John Bean                     Paul Lockyer
Gary Ticehurst               Paul Moran
Brett Joyce                      Paul Davis
Ralph Elphinstone        Joe Mooney
Bill Fryer                          Bruce Anning
Tony Joyce                      Roger East 
Patricia Ludford             Frank Parnell
Chester Wilmot              John Elliott


Address:30 Fielder Street, ABC Studios, East Perth , 6004
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.951948
Long: 115.873055
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 15th August, 2013
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This memorial pays tribute to ABC staff who have lost their lives in the line of duty

In honouring them we recognise that the work of public broadcasting must sometimes be carried out amid conflict or in hazardous situations, in service to the ABC and the Australian people.


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