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07-December-2020
07-December-2020

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The plaque commemorates Sister Amy Dorrington who tragically was killed in 1934. The plaque has been removed from its original location to the park because of constant vandalism.

A cyprus pine was planted as a memorial and a plaque erected at the intersection of the Adelaide and Pages Flat roads on the outskirts of Myponga on July 12th 1935 for Sister A Dorrington, the District Nurse, who was killed in a vehicle accident while being driven to give aid to a snake bite victim at Tunkalilla. 

Two persons were killed on Friday morning when the car in which they were travelling on their way to attend a man suffering from snakebite crashed over a cliff on the Yankalilla track, near Yankalilla. The victims were Henry A. Stuck, motor mechanic, of Prospect, and Sister A. Dorrington, trained nurse, of Yankalilla.
The Narracoorte Herald (SA), 25 December 1934.

Location

Address:Main South Road, Tom Roberts Reserve, Myponga, 5202
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.390502
Long: 138.464511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:21-December-1934
Actual Event End Date:21-December-1934

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th July, 1935
Front Inscription

        In Memory Of
SISTER A DORRINGTON
"Who Gave Her Life For Others"
Erected Myponga July 12th 1935

Source: MA
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