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
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: Longford Gas Plant Explosion
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 ..
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South Road


View Event: Melbourne's Shame Crimes & Murderers
Melbourne's Shame Crimes & Murderers
Melbourne
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 2019
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: Remembrance Ash Wednesday | 1983
Remembrance Ash Wednesday | 1983
Melbourne
➲ When: 16th of February 2020
Each 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 Ash Wednesday | 1983


View Event: Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2020
Remembrance Black Friday | 1939-2020
Melbourne
➲ When: 13th of January 2020
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 | 1939-2020


View Event: Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009
Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009
Marysville
➲ When: 7th of February 2020
February 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 .. Remembrance Black Saturday | 2009


View Event: September 11 | Tribute 2020
September 11 | Tribute 2020
Melbourne
➲ 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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