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01-April-2015
01-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bell commemorates the Black Saturday fires of 2009.

The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people, 120 in the Kinglake area alone. Another 414 people were injured. More than 450,000 hectares had burned and 3,500 buildings including more than 2,000 houses destroyed. The RSPCA estimated that up to one million wild and domesticated animals died in the disaster.

Location

Address:Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Kinglake West, 3763
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.481008
Long: 145.257903
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
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 7th February, 2010
Front Inscription
FIRE BRIGADE MEMORIAL BELL
Back Inscription
KINGLAKE WEST FIRE BRIGADE
Source: MA
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