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Black Saturday Mosiac
Black Saturday Mosiac

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

A mosaic mural dedicated to the Black Saturday fires of 2009 in the Central Victorian localities north of Kyneton commemorates the many homes and a church lost on that tragic day.

A richly mosaiced fire front landscape scene sets the theme with surrounding black tiles inlayed with fire burned materials. The neighbours, friends and wider community tiles transition from dark colours to lighter depending on their proximity to the event.

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:Hutton Street, Town Hall, Kyneton, 3444
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.247063
Long: 144.453324
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Monument Designer:Kathryn Portelli


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th February, 2010
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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