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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
Long: 146.253251
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:13-January-1939
Actual Event End Date:13-January-1939


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th January, 1989
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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

De gratio

Source: MA
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