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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.
|Address:||McDougall Street, Memorial Park, Cooyar, 4402|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.9825|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-February-1988|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-February-1988|
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.