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18-January-2016
18-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

Memorial Wall which symbolises the events of the bushfires as well as acknowledges the history of the Bruarong area.  Through the joint $10 million State/Commonwealth Community Recovery Fund for bushfire-affected communities, $2.5 million was set aside for bushfire memorials and commemorative events to help communities heal. The fund is administered by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

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.

In Beechworth, a fire burnt over 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) and threatened the towns of Yackadandah, Stanley, Bruarong, Dederang, Kancoona, Kancoona South, Coralbank, Glen Creek, and Running Creek.

Location

Address:25 Bruarong Lane, Bruarong Community Centre, Bruarong, 3749
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.415745
Long: 146.859635
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:June, 2012
Front Inscription

In memory of the Feb. 2009 bushfires

Remember
Reflect
Move On

Funded by the Victorian Government

Source: MA
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