In memory of those who perished in the
Mount Emerald Air Disaster
Abbott Street, Mareeba
Plaque 1. Inscription:
This Scented Garden has been established
In memory of the victims of the Mt. Emerald
Air Disaster on 11th May, 1990
Those who perished:
The Mareeba Shire Council wishes this
to be a place of rest and enjoyment,
particularly for the visually impaired.
11th May, 1992
This Plaque was unveiled by
Sir Walter Campbell A.C, Q.C.,
Governor of Queensland
Monday, 11th May, 1992
The tragedy occurred about 5.45pm on May 11, 1990 when a small jet crashed south of Mareeba near Mt Emerald which was covered by low cloud and driving rain.
The victims included nine members of local councils who were returning from a Local Government conference at Airlie Beach.