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29-June-2019
29-June-2019

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The grove of trees commemorates the earthquake that occurred in August 1994 and the bush fires which threatened the town in September 1994.

Ellalong was the epicentre of an earthquake recorded as magnitude 5.4 on the 06 Aug 1994. Five people in the Hunter region were injured and 1000 homes damaged in this earthquake.

Location

Address:Helena Street , Sportsground, Ellalong, 2325
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.915062
Long: 151.311325
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Earthquake

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS GROVE OF TREES

Was Planted To Commemorate The Earthquake August 6, 1994 At 9.06 PM Magnitude 5.8 And The Bush Fires Which Threatened The Village In September 1994

The Groups Involved In The Project Were

The Pupils Of The Ellalong Public School
Cessnock City Council
Ellalong Tidy Town
Ellalong Quarry

Source: MA
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