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The gates commemorates Jack Fisher and Cliff Rhodes, members of the Fraser Coast Cycling Club, who were killed in aeroplane crash in June 1960 on their way to a carnival in Mackay, Queensland.

They were on board a Fokker Friendship passenger aeroplane operated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) which was on a night approach to land at Mackay, when it crashed into the sea.  All 29 people on board Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Flight 538 were killed.  It was TAA's first accident to cause passenger fatalities in the 14 years since the airline was founded and remains Australia's deadliest civil aviation accident




Address:Cran Street, Fraser Coast Cycling Club, Tinana, 4650
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.547481
Long: 152.682898
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Gates
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:10-June-1960
Actual Event End Date:10-June-1960


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1961
Front Inscription



Left Side Inscription

In memory of the late Jack Fisher

Age 22 years

Champion senior cyclist

Killed in Mackay Air Disaster

"Abel Tasman"

June 10th 1960

Right Side Inscription

In memory of the late Cliff Rhodes

Age 16 years

Champion junior cyclist

Killed in Mackay Air Disaster

"Abel Tasman"

June 10th 1960

Source: MA
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