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In 1996 tragedy struck as nine intellectually disabled men died in a fire at one of the Kew Cottages residential units. A coronial inquest found that the state had contributed to their deaths as there was no fire protection system in place at the time of the fire

Location

Address:Princess Street, Former Kew Cottages (Kew residential Services), Kew, 3101
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.808611
Long: 145.047778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Source: MA
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