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Woden Flood Memorial : 09-June-2013
Woden Flood Memorial : 09-June-2013

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Commemorates seven victims of the Woden Valley floods.

In January 1971, a severe storm caused flash-flooding and seven deaths due to drowning and injuries. Widespread flooding occurred in Woden Valley, south-east of the city, which rapidly filled the concrete-lined creek that ran beside the Woden Valley freeway. At the time of the storm, the freeway was packed with commuters heading home.

As the deluge began, the traffic halted and culverts at one end of the valley became blocked with debris. The backup sent a flash flood surging onto the freeway which engulfed more than a dozen cars and swept them into its torrent.


Address:Service Street, Parkland near Melrose Drive, Curtin, 2605
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.335889
Long: 149.084498
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1971
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1971


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 2010
Left Side Inscription

Canberra  1971

Right Side Inscription

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Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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