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The tree commemorates those who lost their lives in the Wangary bushfire in 2005 and the significance of community support.

The Wangary Bushfire on the Lower Eyre Peninsula, killed nine people in 2005. The fire, known as Black Tuesday, also killed about 50,000 livestock, destroyed 93 homes and burnt through about 80,000 hectares.


Address:1055 Lincoln Highway, Lions Club Hostel , North Shields, 5607
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.624784
Long: 135.863321
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:11-January-2005
Actual Event End Date:11-January-2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 8th May, 2015
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This Eucalyptus leucoxylon commemorates the 10 year anniversary of the devastation caused in the Wangary Bushfire on 11 Jabuary 2005, and was planted by the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula on behalf of its community.

The tree is a symbol of life and hope, and reflects the enduring nature of the Australian bush and its people.

Planted : 8 May 2015

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