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A monument commemorates the 1939 bushfires in which the town was destroyed, during one of the worst bushfires in Victoria`s history.
|Address:||Mansfield - Woods Point Road, Morning Star Creek, Woods Point, 3723|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.569271|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||13-January-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||13-January-1939|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 14th January, 1989|
This plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the destruction of Woods Point in the disastrous bushfire on "Black Friday" 13th January, 1939 in which Miss Nellie O`Keefe perished and the Morning Star Gold Mine and Charles Bros., Sawmill were totally destroyed.
Erected by the Woods Point, Gaffneys, Jamieson Assocaition and dedicated to the fortitude of those people who lived and worked at Woods Point at the time.
Unveiled by Bert Mason, President, at a re-union at Woods Point on 14 January, 1989