Lake Macquarie History

Joshua Porter Reserve, Chain Valley Bay

Named in memory of Joshua Porter, SAS trooper who was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off Fiji 2006. Joshua grew up in Chain Valley Bay. Notified in “The Herald” 3 October 2008.


PROUDMAN, D 2008, 'Place in the heart - Lakeside honour for lost SAS hero', Newcastle Herald (Australia), 3 Oct

BRANLEY, A 2008, 'Park a place to feel close to lost father', Newcastle Herald (Australia), 6 Oct, p. 3

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