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 ..
Longford Gas Plant Explosion
⊜ 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 2019On 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 ..
Remembrance Ash Wednesday | 1983
➲ When: 16th of February 2020Each year we remember Ash Wednesday, the day on Wednesday 16th February in 1983 when fire claimed 47 human lives in Victoria and destroyed countless homes. Years of severe drought and extreme weath ..
Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2020
➲ When: 13th of January 2020The 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
➲ When: 7th of February 2020February 2019 marks the 10 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 | Shine On Tribute 2019
➲ When: 11th of September 2019We remind all Victorians to turn on their lights at 8:47am on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in tribute to the victims of 9/11. It is important to remember the tragic events of this day so they may ..
West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
⊜ West Gate Bridge - Spotswood
➲ When: 15th of October 2019Just 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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