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Toxic Waste Dump : 15-May-2013
Toxic Waste Dump : 15-May-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the campaign conducted by the Baddaginnie, Benalla and Violet Town to stop a government proposal to build a toxic dump in the area.

Location

Address:Cowslip Street, Violet Town, 3669
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.6369
Long: 145.717457
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription

We Will defend our country  No Toxic Dump

On 12th November 2003 the Victorian State Government announced plans to locate a toxic waste dump in this district, and threatened to acquire the farming properties of the Burns, Crocker, Errey, Goldsworthy and Wills families for that purpose.

This plaque is to recognise that : in order to protect the lives, the livelihood and the well being of the people in the region and the integrity of the natural environment, the communities of Baddaginnie, Benalla and Violet Town united in a well organised campaign which defeated the government proposal.

"We love this country"

Source: MA
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