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The plaque commemorates those who were died as a result of the bushfire at the Willoughby and Saltern Creek stations in October 1918.

Arthur King-Jones and Harry Knowlton died in the blaze, while Arthur Burgess, Alfred Hock, John Gilchrist, William Holmes, and Sproule Thorpe died from their injuries at the Barcaldine Hospital. The fire, started by lightning, ripped through Willoughby and Saltern Creek Stations over two days at the end of October.  The fire consumed nearly 60,000 sheep,


 

Location

Address:Capricorn Highway, Bryan Park, Barcaldine, 4725
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.552431
Long: 145.30306
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Approx. Event Start Date:October-1918
Approx. Event End Date:October-1918

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-2018
Source: MA
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