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A plaque commemorates the bushfires which devastated Cressy and District in January 1944 and February 1977.

The ‘Cressy fires’ in 1977 started in Wallinduc, spreading south and east through Werneth and then Cressy. Three people died in the fire, which burnt 39,200 hectares of land. The fire destroyed 10 homes in Cressy as well as a garage, fuel depot and two halls.

Location

Address:Yarima Road, Cressy Public Hall, Cressy, 3322
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.030371
Long: 143.633963
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th February, 2007
Front Inscription

This plaque was erected to
commemorate the fires that ravaged
our district on 
January 14th 1944 - 15 lives lost
February 12th 1977 - 3 lives lost

Cressy District History Group

February 11th 2007

Source: MA
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