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The memorials commemorate those who lost their lives in the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009. The memorial is a lifesized wooden carving of three schoolchildren. There is also a bluestone trough with a memorial plaque adjacent to Steels Creek Walking Track and the property of Graham and Angie Lloyd at 491 Steels Creek Road. 

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria 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:699 Steels Creek Road , Steels Creek Community Centre, Steels Creek, 3775
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.588441
Long: 145.374448
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Designer:Rob Bast


Front Inscription

Plaque on Trough

Please Stop, Rest and Refresh
In memory of those who did not survive on Black Saturday,
Look around and take notice of the beautiful surrounds
Realise that Life is Wonderful.
Greg Lloyd, 22
Melanee Hermocilla, 23
Jaeson Hermocilla, 21
you are missed.

Source: RDV
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