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13-February-2017
13-February-2017

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Two plaques commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Snug Bushfire which occurred on the 7th of February 1967.   One plaque is a new casualty list, which was increased by the addition of two more names that could be attributed to the fires.

It was at Snug that the devastation was greatest, with eleven residents losing their lives and eighty of the township’s one hundred and twenty buildings destroyed. 

The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which became known as the Black Tuesday bushfires. They were the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has ever experienced, leaving 62 people dead, 900 injured and over seven thousand homeless.

Location

Address:Beach Road, Snug, 7054
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.063141
Long: 147.262228
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-1967
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2017

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th February, 2017
Front Inscription

Plaque :

A commemoration by the Kingborough community of the 50th anniversary

Black Tuesday
7 February 1967

Unveiled by the Hon. Will Hodgman  Premier of Tasmania
Steve Wass  Mayor of Kingborough

7 February 2017

Plaque :

In memory of those who lost their lives

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Source: MA
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