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A monument commemorates the efforts of all those involved in restoring transmission services to Victorian communities during the Black Saturday Fires of February 2009.

Mount Tassie provides direct broadcasting and communications services to the Latrobe Valley and also provides program feeds to transmission sites at Mills Trig, Foster North, Jennings Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Mount Livingstone, Donald`s Knob and Mount Raymond.

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.

 

Location

State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.397222
Long: 146.559167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event STart Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 16th June, 2009
Source: MA
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