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08-August-2014
08-August-2014

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A memorial commemorates the people of the Kalangadoo District who lost their lives in the Ash Wednesday Bushfires in February 1983.

On February 16, 1983, a series of bushfires swept across South Australia and Victoria resulting in the loss of 75 lives and the destruction of more than 3,000 buildings. At Kalangadoo, near Mount Gambier in South Australia, the town was saved but nine people including four young children were killed. In all 14 died in this corner of the state.

Location

Address:Railway Terrace, Kalangadoo, 5278
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.560702
Long: 140.70101
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:16-February-1983
Actual Event End Date:16-February-1983

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1998
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO
The People Of The Kalangadoo District Who
Tragically Lost Their Lives In The
Ash Wednesday Bushfires February 16 1983.

            In God`s Care

                 [ Names ]

Erected by Kalangadoo CFS 1998

Source: MA
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