THE MEMORIAL WALL
Before the New Memorial wall was built visitors were able to read the "Uiver"
story from this display in the first photo below, around which has people sitting
and walking past in this shot. Behind it is the airports carpark from which
you now walk along a prepared walkway to the present revamped memorial. The
new "Wall" which replaces this "panel" is yet to be built on the site approximately
from where this photo was taken. Note the pavers already provided by the "FOUNDATION".
Interested people will notice the "rock" in the center of the photo was on that
day the focal point of that day as it was the commemorative stone that was unveiled
at the official opening of the "UIVER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION" 23/06/90, already
they have been fund raising for a 4 to 5 year period unofficially.
This is a view of the original
panel from which one read the "UIVER" story. The image appears to be distorted
due to the reflection from the sun off the media used or from the protective
Due to water
seepage and general deterioation it was replaced with this
It has 4
smaller brass plaques(two at each end) and 8 large plaques upon which the story
of the "UIVER" and that night are retold. It also tells of the Matharthon 1934
London to Melbourne Air Race, the competitors, and finally of this particular
The smaller plaques are Dedication, acknowledgement plates.
THE UIVER MEMORIAL WALL PLAQUES
The one that tries
early picture of Herman and the "UIVER" with its tail control surfaces removed
to have the cloth removed and be covered in Aluminium. Note just a plain site
with no development other than the "Bus Shelter" style story board display
which did the job so well for so long. It has been taken looking from the
car park toward the east, towards the "UIVER" and where the "Wall" would be
built later on in the clear area on the left and in front of the DC2.
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