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19-March-2016
19-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque commemorates indigenous volunteer bushfire fighter Claude Cooper who died on the 3rd December 1957 while fighting fires in the Blue Mountains. 

On  2 December 1957 huge fires raged through Blue Mountains towns. The worst-hit were Leura and Wentworth Falls, where 158 homes, shops, schools, churches and a hospital were destroyed (130 at Leura alone). At the peak of the blaze up to 1000 men fought desperately to save homes throughout the towns.
 

Location

Address:Great Western Highway, Lily Pond , Faulconbridge, 2776
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.702764
Long: 150.531347
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:03-December-1957
Actual Event End Date:03-December-1957

Dedication

Front Inscription

To The Memory Of
CLAUDE COOPER
Volunteer Bush Fire Fighter
Of The Faulconbridge District
Died 3rd December 1957

Source: MA,H
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