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(Diane Watson)
(Diane Watson)

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The monument commemorates truckdrivers and coach drivers who have died.

Kathy White founded the "Lights On The Hill" organisation to those in the Australian trucking industry who have died. Kathy's husband Gary White has been driving trucks for more than 30 years. Along the way, the couple have lost more than their fair share of friends to the dangers of working behind the wheel. Gatton was selected because the town is an important hub on many transport routes

The Lights on the Hill truck and bus drivers memorial in Gatton`s Apex Park is the brainchild of Kathy White and is named after the Slim Dusty song.  Slim and his wife Joy agreed to become patrons of the memorial before the Australian country star's passing in 2003. 


Address:Dennis Minson Drive, Apex Park, Gatton, 4343
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.571667
Long: 152.273056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Designer:Mrs Kathleen White (designer)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 8th October, 2005
Front Inscription

Lights on the Hill

Queensland Truck & Coach Drivers Memorial

Drivers who have lost their lives while working

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Plaque : 

"Lights on the Hill"

Queensland Truck & Coach Drivers Memorial

Opened 8th October 2005 by Taylah May Williamson
20th June 1995 

Patrons / The late Slim Dusty A.O., M.B.E.,  Joy McKean OAM, Anne Kirkpatrick, John "The Ferret Moran "
Designer - Founder - Organiser
Mrs. Kathleen White supported by husband Garry White, daughter Dionne White, Mr Kevin Saxby.

This wall is dedicated to Truck Drivers, Coach Drivers  their passengers and  people who contribute substantially to the Truck and Coach Industry Australia wide
May they rest in peace

Plaque : 

This wall has been erected to remember the truck drivers who are no longer with us.

Truck drivers are a team of men and women who work 24/7 to keep our country moving.

Without trucks on the road there would be no items in shops, fuel at service stations, plus other supplies, we the public need every day to survive and enjoy life.

Please support our truck drivers we need them.


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au