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The garden commemorates the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. 

These 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. 

Location

Address:Hyland Highway, Gormandale Recreation Reserve, Gormandale, 3873
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.292703
Long: 146.701044
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

Black Saturday
7 February 2009

-Gormandale Community Garden-

An initiative of the Gormandale Community Recovery Committee

This Bushfire Recovery Project was funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments through the Community Recovery Fund, the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund and supported by Wellington Shire Council.

       

Source: RDV
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