50th Anniversary Commemoration of 1967 Bushfires

Event Type Council Events
Event Focus Community
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price Free
Dates 07/02/2017 to 07/02/2017
Start Time 2.20pm
End Time 3.30pm
Location Snug Primar School
Channel Hwy
Snug TAS 7054

Below is a list of all the events taking place across Kingborough for the 50th Anniversary.

Commemorative events for the 1967 Bushfires will be happening across Kingborough during the month of February 2017, to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.

The community of Woodbridge and the Lower Channel will be holding a display in the Woodbridge Hall from 4 to 9 February. There will be displays of the different aspects of the fires, actual memorabilia, archival extracts, film, new and original documents. It will show how the community worked together to recover from this tragic event, highlighting the personal and community resilience of the area.

On the day of the anniversary, Tuesday 7 February, Coningham residents are inviting people to join them at 10am on the beach for a short period of reflection.

St Mary’s Church in Snug will hold an Ecumenical Service at 1.30pm which will be followed by a Walk of Remembrance along the newly planted avenue of trees on Beach Road to the Snug Memorial site at 2.30pm. The Walk will lead to a commemorative function at the Black Tuesday Memorial site, after which everyone is invited to take part in a community BBQ.

A Rededication of the Bushfire Memorial will take place on Sunday 12 February at 10am on the corner of Beach Road and Channel Highway in Middleton, followed by a morning tea at Middleton Hall.

The Channel Heritage Centre will be holding a month long exhibition, Black Tuesday 50 Years Later, the 1967 Bushfires Remembered.

The Chair of Council’s 1967 Bushfire Commemoration Working Group Cr David Grace, said it was wonderful to see Kingborough communities working together to offer different ways for people to honour the anniversary. “It is important for us all to come together and honour the memory of the victims as well as recognise those who fought and survived that tragic day,” he said. “Council hopes that everyone is able to get involved or attend one of the many events and exhibitions that are happening in the municipality.”

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