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The plaque was presented in memory of Brian (Brownie) Mackereth, a ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service who died while on duty in the park in December 1974.

Brian (Brownie) Mackereth was the equivalent of today’s District Ranger at Belair from the late 1950s and lived in the Curator’s Cottage. He had rescued a local orphaned parrot and had it at home until it escaped. On Christmas Day 1974 he located the parrot in a nearby tree and climbed the tree to rescue it, but he fell and later died from his injuries. 


Address:The Valley Drive & The Valley Road, Belair National Park, Belair, 5052
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.008109
Long: 138.640944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:25-December-1974
Actual Event End Date:25-December-1974


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th November, 1979
Front Inscription

This Plaque Was Presented By The National 
Parks & Wildlife Service Social Club To
Perpetuate The Memory Of The Late Ranger 
Brian Mackereth (Brownie) Who Lost His
Life Whilst On Duty In This Park On 
25th December 1974.
                   Unveiled By 
           Hon. David Wotton 
         Minister Of Environment
         17th November 1979

Source: MA
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