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Monument commemorates the 20th anniversary of the ‘Black Tuesday’ bushfires of 1967 on Mount Wellington. The fire burnt nearly all the vegetation on the mountain and foothills and killed 67 people and destroyed nearly 1500 homes and buildings.
On Tuesday 7th of February 1967, 110 separate fires ravaged southern Tasmania. In just five hours 62 people would lose their lives, 900 would be injured and 7000 left homeless. Over a half a million acres would be burnt and 1293 homes destroyed.
These fires came within two kilometres of central Hobart, killing 20 people and destroying 432 houses in the metropolitan area.
|Address:||Westringa Road , Westringa Playground, Fern Tree, 7054|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.928291|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-February-1967|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-February-1967|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 7th February, 1987|
Placed on February 7th 1987 on the 20th anniversary of the disastrous bushfires of 1967