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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.
|Address:||Great Western Highway, Lily Pond , Faulconbridge, 2776|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.702764|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-December-1957|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-December-1957|
To The Memory Of
Volunteer Bush Fire Fighter
Of The Faulconbridge District
Died 3rd December 1957