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The stone seating memorial wall and plaque commemorate those impacted by the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. 

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:Kilmore East & O`Grady`s Roads, Kilmore East Recreation Reserve , Kilmore East , 3764
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.289201
Long: 144.980909
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Monument Designer:Urban Initiatives & Arterial Design, William Thomas Jones & Sons Stonemasons (memorials)
Monument Manufacturer:Meridian Plaques
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

Mitchell Shire
Community Bushfire Memorial
February 7, 2009
 

Source: RDV
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