The project to build a memorial site on the Burke and Wills Track at Mia Mia, Victoria, commemorating the loss of ten lives in this aircraft crash has taken a few steps forward in recent months.
Witnesses have told their stories, grant applications have been lodged, more site inspections undertaken with the Mayor and staff from the Shire of Mitchell, interviews given to regional radio and the latest development is the launch of a Facebook Page.
The 75th Anniversary of the crash approaches fast – 31st January 2020 will see the unveiling and dedication of the memorial including a ceremonial flypast by members of the Kyneton Aero Club.
Why would we consider a Facebook Page? It’s just one of the ways we are hoping to connect with relatives and interested friends and to keep them apprised of our progress, acknowledge our supporters and to give individuals a means by which they can make personal donations to support the project. There is no guarantee that our grant applications will be successful and there is only so much the ‘in kind’ donations can cover so alternative avenues of funding are critical.
If you are interested in the progress of this project, we would be delighted to have you join us on the Facebook page where we will endeavour to keep you up to date with our progress. If you would care to contribute to the project in any way, please contact us via email (see the address on the page) or make a donation via the bank details in the ABOUT section of the page.
Other information about the early stages of this project can be seen here.