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29-April-2017 (John Huth)
29-April-2017 (John Huth)

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The entrance pillars & lookout commemorate Fred Piper, who was a Cooma - Bega bus driver for 28 years. The gates were unveiled in 1953 at what was the Brown Mountain lookout which was renamed the Fred Piper Memorial Lookout 

He died of a heart attack while digging a path for his bus through a snow drift on the Snowy Mountains Highway.  The plaque was erected as a tribute by the Monaro and Far South Coast residents.

SYDNEY (by teleprinter). — A memorial to the man who drove the Brown Mountain (Southern NSW) bus for 28 years until he died on the job. was unveiled yesterday. The Local Government Minister (Mr. J. B. Renshaw) unveiled the Fred Piper
Memorial Gates at the Brown Mountain look-out. Piper died shovelling snow when the bus he drove was held up on the mountain during the winter of 1948. In his 28 years driving the Cooma — Bega mail bus he never had an accident.
Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), 16 May 1953.


Address:Snowy Mountains Highway, Fred Piper Memorial Lookout, Bemboka, 2550
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.597214
Long: 149.444352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:15-August-1947
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1947


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 15th May, 1953
Front Inscription


Left Side Inscription

Cooma - Bega
Passenger Service
For 28 Years  
He Died
In The Execution Of
His Duty  
Aged 54 Years



Right Side Inscription

As A Tribute Of
The Monaro
And Far South Coast
December 1951.


Source: MA,H
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