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A monument commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Ash Wednesday fires of February 1983 and the death of the five volunteer firemen at Upper Beaconsfield.

Location

Address:Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Roads, Panton Hill Firefighters Memorial Park , Panton Hill , 3759
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.641508
Long: 145.240575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:16-February-1983
Actual Event End Date:16-February-1983
Link:http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/centres/p…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription

20 year anniversary of the Ash Wednesday fires 16.2.1983.

This plaque commemorates the sad losses of the at Upper Beaconsfield of Maurice Atkinson, Stuart Duff, Neville Jeffery, William Marsden and Peter Singleton.

We will always remember your bravery and loyal community service.

Thank-you from all the children of Panton Hill Primary School, St Andrews Primary School and surrounding areas.

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In memory of our CFA volunteers who died serving the community at Upper Beaconsfield on Ash Wednesday 18 February 1983.

 

Source: MA,ACPH
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