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The picnic table and seating commemorate those who lost their lives on the 7th February, 2009 in the Black Saturday bushfires. The memorial is dedicated to the thirteen people in Yarra Ranges who lost their lives on 7 February 2009, and residents who responded with resilience, ingenuity, courage and selflessness. 

These bushfires were the most devastating in Australian history; 173 people tragically lost their lives, 414 were injured, more than a million wild and domesticated animals were lost and 450,000 hectares of land were burned.

In February 2009, the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments jointly established the $10 million Community Recovery Fund to assist in community development and recovery after the Victorian bushfires. Funding of $2.5 million was allocated for memorials and commemorative events and has supported the creation of 59 memorials across 18 councils through extensive consultation with those communities impacted by the fires. The memorials include walls, sculptures, places of reflection, storyboards, lookout towers, roadside stops, shelters, signage, murals, plaques and seating, commemorative gardens and rotundas. 


Address:Healesville - Kinglake Road, Chum Creek, 3777
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.618672
Long: 145.497683
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009


Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory 
of those who lost their lives
on 7 February, 2009

Source: RDV
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au