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The plaque commemorates Edwin (Hugh) Lambert, who died from injuries received when stuck by a falling tree in May 1931, when working in the quarry where the plaque is located.

ADELAIDE, Thursday. Torn out by the roots by strong winds, a huge gum tree hurtled over the side of a 40ft quarry at Forest Range this afternoon, and crashed on of two men and a horse below, badly injuring both men one of whom is in a critical condition. The injured men, both quarrymen, are Hugh Lambert, 22 (sic) of Houghton, fractured spine and head injuries, and John Loxton, 52 of Murray Bridge, fractured leg. The tree was about 50ft high, and the weight was estimated at 20 tons. Six other men had remarkable escapes from being struck. Two men were working half way up the quarry face, and the solid part of the tree missed them by a few inches.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 22 May 1931.


Address:Ostigh Road, Kenneth Stirling Conservation Park, Carey Gully, 5144
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.950274
Long: 138.796752
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:22-May-1931
Actual Event End Date:22-May-1931


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription


Aged 32 Years, Of Houghton,
Who Died After Being Struck By A 
Falling Tree In This Quarry, On The Property Of
Mr. O. W. Probert, On 22 May. 1931.

Loved Fiance Of Myra Nobes.

Another Man, John Loxton, And A Horse, Were Badly Injured.
Ten Men Were Quarrying Stone For
The Adelaide - Lobethal Road
At The Time.

This Plaque Was Provided By
The National Parks Heritage Committee, 2004


Source: MA
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