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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the February 1967 bushfires.

The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which became known as the Black Tuesday bushfires. They were the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has ever experienced, leaving 62 people dead, 900 injured and over seven thousand homeless.

In Middleton, many people including children were forced to stand in the water for hours while fires raged around them.  All the churches, the General Store, the Community Hall and jetty were destroyed as were many homes and outbuildings


Address:Channel Highway & Beach Road, Middleton, 7163
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -43.232317
Long: 147.253516
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-1967
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2017


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th February, 2017
Front Inscription

Fifty years on, a community scarred by
tragedy has found a new vigour,
and is looking forward
with confidence to the future

by the Hon Lara Giddings MP
     12. 02. 2017

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