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A tree ommemorates the first anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires of 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.
|Address:||Aitken Street, Lions Park, Gisborne, 3437|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.146111|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-February-2009|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-February-2009|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th February, 2010|