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25-October-2013
25-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The cairn commemorates the 6th Malvern Scout Groups rescue work at the Boronia railway crossing train crash in 1926. 

Mortiboy Reserve was purchased from Ted Mortiboy by the Knox Council in the mid 1970’s. Ted, a keen scouter, bought 4 blocks of land in Stuart Street in the 1920’s and often brought his troop, the 6th Malvern Scouts, there for week end camps. A bunkhouse was built and many a pleasant weekend enjoyed. Ted and his scouts rushed to the scene of the first Boronia level crossing accident on 26 April 1926, there to render assistance to the injured survivors of that gory affair.

Location

Address:Stuart Street, Mortiboy Reserve, The Basin, 3154
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.858547
Long: 145.310411
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Land Transport
Approx. Event Start Date:26-April-1926
Approx. Event End Date:26-April-1926

Dedication

Front Inscription

CITY OF KNOX
MORTIBOY RESERVE

Dedicated To The 6th Malvern
Scout Group, Awarded The Medal
Of Merit For Their Rescue Work At
The Boronia Railway Crossing
Train Crash In 1926

Source: MA
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