‘This tragedy has left a huge hole’ says mum of Stevenage-born Zoe Woolmer who fell to her death while backpacking in Australia

The family of Stevenage-born Zoe Woolmer have paid tribute to her following an inquest in Australia

The family of Stevenage-born Zoe Woolmer have paid tribute to her following an inquest in Australia where it was determined that she had fallen to her death. - Credit: Archant

The mum of a 23-year-old woman who grew up in Stevenage has paid tribute to her daughter following an inquest which confirmed that she fell to her death while backpacking in Australia.

The family of Stevenage-born Zoe Woolmer have paid tribute to her following an inquest in Australia

The family of Stevenage-born Zoe Woolmer have paid tribute to her following an inquest in Australia where it was determined that she had fallen to her death. - Credit: Archant

Zoe Woolmer, who was born in Stevenage and attended Ashtree Primary School in the town as a youngster, died at Kings Canyon in Australia on June 15 last year.

Earlier this month an inquest was held into her death, and it has been reported in the Australian national media that she and a number of other tourists had climbed down onto a ledge for a photo opportunity when she fell.

The University of Portsmouth graduate – who moved at primary school age to Hatfield, where her parents Dawn and Steven Woolmer still live – had been travelling for almost a year when tragedy struck.

“She was beautiful, talented and hard-working. She was also a caring sister,” said mum Dawn.


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“We miss her dearly every day. This tragedy has made a huge hole in this family that will never be filled, and she will never be forgotten.”

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