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...

View Event: Earthquake Melbourne
Earthquake Melbourne
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 ..
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View Event: Harold Holt
Harold Holt
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 ..
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View Event: Longford Gas Plant Explosion | 1998
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 ..
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View Event: Melbourne's Shame Crimes & Murderers
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 ..
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View Event: Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938
Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938
Mount Dandenong
➲ When: 25th of October 2020
On 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 .. Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938

View Event: Portsea Rip Tragedy | 1960
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 " ..
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View Event: Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2021
Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2021
➲ When: 13th of January 2021
The 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 Friday | 1939-2021

View Event: Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009-2021
Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009-2021
➲ When: 7th of February 2021
February 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 .. Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009-2021

View Event: September 11 | Tribute 2020
September 11 | Tribute 2020
➲ When: 11th of September 2020
Friday 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 .. September 11 | Tribute 2020

View Event: West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
West Gate Bridge - Spotswood
➲ When: 15th of October 2020
Just 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 .. West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970

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