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A monument commemorates the bushfires of February 2009.

The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009. The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions and resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire;173 people died and 414 were injured as a result of the fires.

As many as 400 individual fires were recorded on 7 February. Following the events of 7 February 2009 and its aftermath, that day has become widely referred to as Black Saturday.

 

Location

Address:Reedy Creek Road, Reedy Creek, 3658
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.262845
Long: 145.129642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Monument Designer:Janet Sutherland & Chris Dormer (Concept Artists ) Ben Gilbert (Sculptor)
Monument Manufacturer:Ian Hills (Landscaping)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 2nd April, 2013
Front Inscription

Mitchell Shire

Community Bushfire Memorial 

February 7, 2009

Source: MA
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