Death of Innocence

Death of Innocence (HM1CL3)

Location: Londonderry, TX 77550 Derry
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 59.712', W 7° 19.644'

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Annette McGavigan

Annette McGavigan
Aged 14
Shot dead by the British Army
6 September 1971
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Here the innocence of a child's world contrasts vividly with the chaotic violence with which others have surrounded her. The mural commemorates fourteen year old Annette McGavigan who was shot by a British soldier in 1971, the 100th victim of the Troubles and one of the first children to be killed. The little coloured stones at her feet are objects that she was collecting for a school project. The broken gun signals a call for an end to violence. The butterfly and the crucifix are symbols of innocence and rebirth. Annette stands for all the children who have died through violence during the Troubles.

Our challenge was to take such a heart-rending event as the brutal death of a young girl and make it the plea for peace and sanity.
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HM NumberHM1CL3
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Bogside Artists
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607001 N 6095536
Decimal Degrees54.99520000, -7.32740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.712', W 7° 19.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 42.72" N, 7° 19' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2024 B507, Londonderry TX 77550, GB
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