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03-May-2015
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A plaque commemorates schoolboy Geoffrey Ridgway who was killed at the school when he was struck by lighting in January 1936.

BOY KILLED.

Struck by Lightning.

MELBOURNE, Tuesday.

A few hours after the Lang Lang State school was reopened this morning, Geoffrey Ridgway, 8, was killed by lightning In the school grounds. He was playing with other pupils at the rear of the school building when a flash of lightning, which was accompanied by a terrific burst of thunder, struck a tree near the boys. Passing from the tree the lightning struck Ridgway, and he collapsed. Death, apparently, was Instantaneous.

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 29 January 1936, page 16

Location

Address:52 Westernport Road, Lang Lang Primary School, Lang Lang, 3984
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.263215
Long: 145.569613
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:28-January-1936
Actual Event End Date:28-January-1936

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of Geoffrey Ridgway

Age 9 years

Accidentally killed at this school
28th January 1936

Source: MA,VMR
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