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A wayside stop consisting of a shelter, seating and a storyboard was erected as a memorial to the 2009 Black Saturday Fires. 

The bushfires were the most devastating in Australian history; 173 people tragically lost their lives, 414 were injured, more than a million wild and domesticated animals were lost and 450,000 hectares of land were burned.

In February 2009, the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments jointly established the $10 million Community Recovery Fund to assist in community development and recovery after the Victorian bushfires. Funding of $2.5 million was allocated for memorials and commemorative events and has supported the creation of 59 memorials across 18 councils through extensive consultation with those communities impacted by the fires. The memorials include walls, sculptures, places of reflection, storyboards, lookout towers, roadside stops, shelters, signage, murals, plaques and seating, commemorative gardens and rotundas. 


Address:Running Creek Road, Kancoona, 3691
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.5451294
Long: 147.0457881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster


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2009 Black Saturday Fire   


Source: RDV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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