40th Anniversary of 1967 BushfiresPrint Page
A sculptured wall commemorates the 40th anniversary of the February 1967 bushfires.
The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which became known as the Black Tuesday bushfires. They were the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has ever experienced, leaving 62 people dead, 900 injured and over seven thousand homeless.
In Middleton, many people including children were forced to stand in the water for hours while fires raged around them. All the churches, the General Store, the Community Hall and jetty were destroyed as were many homes and outbuildings
|Address:||Channel Highway & Beach Road, Middleton, 7163|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -43.232268|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-February-1967|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-February-2007|
|Monument Designer:||Norbert Villy|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 11th February, 2007|
Tuesday 7 February 1967
A day of terror, loss, suffering, grief.
And a triumph of the human spirit
For the Middleton and Gordon communities
This memorial marking the fortieth anniversary of the devastating bushfires of 1967 was dedicated by Lara Giddings MHA and unveiled by Dorothy Rawnsley on 2 February 2007
This commemorative wall was an initiative of the South Channel Ratepayers Association Inc.