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Cooyar Flood Memorial
Cooyar Flood Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Memorial erected to Ann Monk and Melvyn Barron, victims of the Cooyar Flood of 1988.

In February 1988, a severe thunderstorm over Cooyar Creek catchment caused the highest flood since European settlement in the township of Cooyar. Several houses and buildings were washed away and two lives were lost.

Location

Address:McDougall Street, Memorial Park, Cooyar, 4402
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.9825
Long: 151.831667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood
Actual Event STart Date:12-February-1988
Actual Event End Date:12-February-1988

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS LOCAL GRANITE BOULDER
WAS PLACED AS A MEMORIAL TO
ANNE PATRICIA MONK 39 YEARS , AND
MELVYN WILLIAM BARRON 41 YEARS 
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE COOYAR FLOOD
AT MIDNIGHT ON THE 12TH FEBRUARY 1988.
THIS IS THE SITE OF THE FORMER COOYAR MEMORIAL HALL
WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1951
AND WAS WASHED WAY DURING THE FLOOD
FOUR HOUSES AND ONE SHOP WERE ALSO DESTROYED. 

Source: MA
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