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The memorial column was erected in memory of the men who lost their lives in the Kew Cottages fire in 1996. 

The Memorial comprises a granite column on a stepped granite base with the names of the victims engraved on it. The column is positioned in a garden bed of nine roses and situated adjacent to the rotunda and close to the Kiosk on the south side of Lower Drive.

In 1996 tragedy struck as nine intellectually disabled men died in a fire at one of the Kew Cottages residential units. A coronial inquest found that the state had contributed to their deaths as there was no fire protection system in place at the time of the fire. 

Location

Address:Princess Street, Former Kew Cottages (Kew Residential Services), Kew, 3101
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.798445
Long: 145.029983
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

A Place To Remember
Those Who Died
  April 1996

[Names] 

‘Our Lives Were Enriched
For Having Known You.’ 

Source: MA
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