Dictionary of Sydney

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Strathfield massacre 17 August 1991

Violent murderous rampage on the afternoon of 17 August 1991 at the shopping centre Strathfield Plaza by gunman Wade Frankum, who randomly killed seven people: Roberta Armstrong, Robertson Kan Hock Voon, Patricia Rowe, Carole Dickinson, Joyce Nixon, Rachelle Milburn and George Mavris, before killing himseld. Many more were also injured.

Date of event
17 Aug 1991

Strathfield massacre 1991


The Strathfield massacre was a violent rampage undertaken by Wade Frankum at the shopping centre Strathfield Plaza in Sydney's inner western suburbs in 1991.