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The seat commemorates Wayne David Ellicott who was accidentally killed while working on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge in 1962. 

The Trades and Labour executive will report to Council on the cause of an accident in which an 18-year-old youth was killed on the Commonwealth Avenue bridge project on Wednesday.  The Executive asked A.W.U. organiser on the project, Mr. W. Spellman to make the investigations. The Council has been pressing for more safety inspectors in Canberra. The youth, Wayne Ellicott, of Hannan Crescent, Ainslie, died on the way to hospital after a 22-ton girder fell on him while he was helping load it onto a semi-trailer.
Canberra Times (ACT), 27 July 1962.


Address:Barrine Drive , end of Menzies Walk , Parkes, 2600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.29115
Long: 149.127942
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:25-July-1962
Actual Event End Date:25-July-1962


Front Inscription

Plaque :

In memory of Wayne David Ellicott

Who died accidentally on 25 July 1962 while working on this bridge


Source: MA
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