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Memorial crafted by a prisoner in remembrance of the lives lost in the Black Tuesday fire of 2005.
In January 2005, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, was the scene of a devastating bushfire in which nine people were killed and at least 113 injured. It was one of Australia’s worst bushfires since the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. The fire began in farmland north of the town of Wangary and spread to the east. Eight people, including four children, died in their cars as they tried to flee the firestorm. A local schoolteacher also died when flames engulfed the Shell Museum at North Shields, near Port Lincoln. The fire which was contained on 12 January after burning for two days also caused considerable damage to property and rural infrastructure.
|Address:||Tasman Terrace , Civic Centre, Port Lincoln, 5606|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.719894|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-January-2005|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-January-2005|
|Monument Designer:||Adam Gable|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 11th January, 2006|