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25-April-2019
25-April-2019

Photographs supplied by John Huth

This area, originally a Forests Commission Victoria Pine Nursery, was converted into a Seed Garden in 1973 with the aim of supplying seed for the Forests Commission Victoria nurseries at Macedon and Creswick.

A helicopter carrying out a fuel-reduction burning operation crashed near Wandiligong on 19 April 1978, and two Forest Officers, Peter Collier and Stan Gillett and  the pilot, John Byrnes, lost their lives. It was decided to develop the former Seed Garden into a Memorial Arboretum in memory of those killed.

 

Location

Address:Mountbatten Avenue, Bright, 3741
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.726951
Long: 146.971185
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:19-April-1978
Actual Event End Date:19-April-1978

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 14th December, 1984
Front Inscription

Memorial Arboretum

Source: MA
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