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09-June-2016
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The headstone was erected over grave by public subscription in memory of Audrey Agnes Archibald and Gwendoline Dorothea Godber, two New Zealand nurses who were killed in a motor accident near Moree in 1949. The headstone is in the shape of an open book. 

A headstone has been erected over the graves of two New Zealand nurses who were killed in a motor accident here on August 21, 1949. The money was raised by public subscription. The nurses were Sisters Audrey Archibald, of Blenheim, and Gwendoline Godber, of Te Puk. Both were at Aubrey Maternity Unit where a humicrib is to be installed in their memory. At a meeting of the Appeal Committee in the Municipal Council Chambers on Monday night the President, Mr. W. J. McKechnie, said he had watched the erection of the monument and was very pleased with the result. The Mayor, Ald. R. L. Simpson, said the work was a credit to the contractor. "I think the memorial is well in keeping with the desires of the people who subscribed to the fund," he said. Mr. Daley said he had seen the headstone and thought it a good job — strong and beautiful.

The Treasurer, Mrs. Hamilton, told the meeting the stone and its erection had cost £130 which left a credit balance of £2/8/  together with stamp and envelopes worth £4/12/6 leaving a total credit of £7/1/2. The meeting decided to spend the balance on photographs of the grave and send these to the parents of the girls also one to the Mayor of each centre from whence they came. It was also decided to send the books in for final audit, details of which will be published, before disbanding the committee.
North West Champion (Moree, NSW),  19 June 1952.

Location

Address:Greenbah Road (Gwydir Highway), Moree Cemetery, Moree, 2400
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.462988
Long: 149.824688
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:21-August-1949
Actual Event End Date:21-August-1949

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June -1952
Front Inscription
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF MOREE & DISTRICT 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF


AUDREY AGNES 
ARCHIBALD
DIED 20th AUG. 1949
AGED 26 YEARS

GWENDOLINE 
DOROTHEA 
GODBER
DIED 20th AUG. 1949
AGED 24 YEARS
Source: MA
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