Disaster | Tragedy
Melbourne and Victoria has had more than its fair-share of tragic events and disasters. Some have been natural like bush-fires while others sadly are man-made tragedies...
The most recent of Melbourne's earthquakes - June 19, 2012 with a recorded measurement of 5.5 - sent a wave of alarm across social networks and online, so much so that the website of Geoscience Austra ..
Harold Edward Holt CH was Australia's 17th Prime Minister whose term dramatically ended in December 1967 when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea. 5 August 1908 - presumed d ..
Longford Gas Plant Explosion | 1998
⊜ South Road Longford
The Longford gas explosion was a catastrophic industrial accident which occurred at the Esso natural gas plant at Longford in the Australian state of Victoria's Gippsland region. On 25 September 1 ..
Melbourne's Shame Crimes & Murderers
Melbourne has experienced tragedies including the Walsh Street Murders, Russell Street Bombings, Drug Wars, Hoddle Street Massacre, Queen Street massacre and Moorabbin Police murders. Melbourne's l ..
Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938
⊜ Mount Dandenong
➲ When: 25th of October 2020On Tuesday 25th October 1938, an Australian National Airways Douglas DC-2 airplane crashed into the Dandenong Ranges killing all 18 passengers on board. The Kyeema airline plane flying from Adelaid ..
Portsea Rip Tragedy | 1960
The remarkable story when 74 soldiers fought in vain to save the lives of their mates off Portsea as 3 soldiers died. Tragically, Privates Roger Wood and Edward Meyer, and Warrant Officer George " ..
Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2021
➲ When: 13th of January 2021The fires that ravaged Victoria on Friday 13th January 1939 are considered one of the worst natural bushfires in the world. Almost 20,000 km (4,942,000 acres, 2,000,000 ha) of land was burnt, 71 p ..
Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009-2021
➲ When: 7th of February 2021February 2021 marks the 12 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced. Each year we remember the horrific day on Satur ..
September 11 | Tribute 2020
➲ When: 11th of September 2020Friday 11th September 2020 is the 19th anniversary of one of the world's worst terrorist attacks when two hijacked planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre in Manhattan USA. It is important to r ..
West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
⊜ West Gate Bridge - Spotswood
➲ When: 15th of October 2020Just before lunch on Thursday 15th October 1970, the West Gate Bridge suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started to ..
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