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02-May-2019
02-May-2019

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The Memorial Park was named to commemorate the flood event in Nyngan in 1990 in which the whole town was evacuated by helicopter. 

In April 1990, unusually heavy rains caused major flooding in the town, despite a massive effort by local people to raise the levee walls using sandbags. With the town almost completely flooded, all the residents had to be evacuated by helicopter from the railway station, the highest point of the town, which was not flooded. Air Force helicopters, TV news helicopters and private helicopters all co-operated in the airlift. The total damage amounted to $50 million. 

 

 

 

Location

Address:Nymagee Street (Mitchell Highway), next to Mid-State Shearing Shed Rest Area, Nyngan, 2825
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.562561
Long: 147.197068
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Flood

Dedication

Left Side Inscription
Flood Evacuation
MEMORIAL
PARK
Source: MA
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