Bianca Thorp, Claire Tapson, Larissa Heron, Sherilea Keating & Bianca GourleyPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

The memorial in a garden setting, and the memorial board, commemorate Bianca Thorp, Claire Tapson, Larissa Heron, Sherilea Keating and Bianca Gourley.   All five women were involved in Smithton's basketball community and were en route to a competition at Latrobe in 2006 when they were involved in a fatal crash.

The plaque is made of bronze and sits on a one- metre high decorative stone in the garden, while the memorial board is a timber plaque featuring photographs of the women, wall-mounted inside the stadium.



Address:110-114 Nelson Street, Smithton Sports Centre, Smithton, 7330
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.844338
Long: 145.122368
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:25-February-2006
Actual Event End Date:25-February-2006


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th February, 2007
Front Inscription

In Loving Memory Of
Our 5 Basketball Members Tragically Taken
In A Car Accident On
 25. 2. 2006

Bianca Gourley  15. 5. 1980
Claire Helen Tapson  10. 6. 1991
Bianca Maree Thorp  4. 10. 1991
Larissa Maree Heron  12. 10. 1992
Sherilea Anne Keating  9. 1. 1970
Friendship Doubles Joy
And Divides Grief

Source: MA
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