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The stone and wooden seating commemorate the events of the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009 and those who lost their lives. 

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:Melba Highway, Dixons Creek, 3775
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.603577
Long: 145.417622
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009


Front Inscription

Plaque : 

‘Black Saturday’ will remain in our minds forever. For those that lost so much on ‘Black Saturday’ we admire your resilience to move on.

Plaque : 

‘Black Saturday’ was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia’s history and we remember those that were lost. Strength and resilience to all. History will remember you.

Plaque : 

‘Black Saturday’ was a test of strength and character. For those that fought so hard to keep your community safe we admire and thank you.

Plaque : 

Black Saturday

You are all remembered in our hearts and memories.


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