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A wall commemorates the twelve people who were killed in the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009, and consists of a rendered wall in which community members created their own individual clay tiles that were included in the wall.

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

Address:Neaves Road, Callignee, 3384
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.33905
Long: 146.583892
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
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:Sunday 5th February, 2012
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL WAS CREATED BY THE PEOPLE OF CALLIGNEE IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON BLACK SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2009

Source: MA
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