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Streatham Bushfire Memorial
Streatham Bushfire Memorial
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

The plaque commemorates the devastating bushfire which occurred on the February 1977.

On 12 February 1977, Streatham was partially destroyed by a bushfire which was one of many that spread rapidly across the plains of Western Victoria that day. The fire left five men dead and a further seven people suffering heart attacks while defending their properties and the town. The Church, post office, community hall, shops and eighty-one homes were all destroyed in the blaze.

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway (Campbell Street) , Simpson Park , Streatham, 3351
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.679333
Long: 143.063326
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:12-February-1977
Actual Event End Date:12-February-1977

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 5th June, 1978
Front Inscription

To remember the fire of 12-2-77.

To commemorate the courage of this community in rebuilding

To give thanks to all who helped.

Unveiled by Mr. T. L. Austin, M.L.A. On 5-6-78.

Plaque donated by the young people of Streatham

Source: MA
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