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The monument commemorates the people of the Kalangadoo District who were killed in the Ash Wednesday Bushfires in February 1983.

On February 16, 1983, a series of bushfires swept across South Australia and Victoria resulting in the loss of 75 lives and the destruction of more than 3,000 buildings. At Kalangadoo, near Mount Gambier in South Australia, the town was saved but nine people including four young children were killed. In all 14 died in this corner of the state.


Address:Railway Terrace, Kalangadoo, 5278
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.560702
Long: 140.70101
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:16-February-1983
Actual Event End Date:16-February-1983


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1998
Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to the people of the Kalangadoo District who tragically lost their lives in the Ash Wednesday Bushfires

February 16 1983.

In God`s Care

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Erected by Kalangadoo CFSS 1998


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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