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The Memorial Stone commemorates the 20th anniversary of the ‘Black Tuesday’ bushfires of 1967 on Mount Wellington.  The fire burnt nearly all the vegetation on the mountain and foothills and killed 67 people and destroyed nearly 1500 homes and buildings.

On Tuesday 7th of February 1967, 110 separate fires ravaged southern Tasmania. In just five hours 62 people would lose their lives, 900 would be injured and 7000 left homeless. Over a half a million acres would be burnt and 1293 homes destroyed.

These fires came within two kilometres of central Hobart, killing 20 people and destroying 432 houses in the metropolitan area.


Address:Westringa Road , Westringa Playground, Fern Tree, 7054
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.928291
Long: 147.252402
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-1967
Actual Event End Date:07-February-1967


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th February, 1987
Front Inscription

Placed On
February 7th 1987
On The 20th Anniversary
Of The Disastrous
Bushfires Of 1967

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