The forgotten memorial


Lachlan Fields

The air crash memorial, several kilometres into a forest and pine plantation, is rarely visited.

A plane crash on the edge of Canberra in 1940 that killed 10 people, including four senior members of the Australian Government, is a significant event in the city’s history.

At the time, it had far-reaching consequences for the entire country that was in the early stages of World War II.

Yet, you would barely know it from the site where the tragic accident occurred.

Lachlan Fields went off the beaten track to find the Canberra Air Disaster Memorial.

Click here to read Lachlan’s photo essay.