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Two wayside stops consisting of a shelter, seating and a storyboards were erected as a memorial to the 2009 Black Saturday Fires. 

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria 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. 

Location

Address:Running Creek & Happy Valley Road, Rosewhite, 3737
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.557844
Long: 146.969008
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Source: RDV
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