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01-April-2015
01-April-2015

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The garden commemorates those who were affected by the February 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

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:1055 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Recreation Reserve, Kinglake West, 3763
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.483053
Long: 145.257789
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Designer:The 13th Floor
Monument Manufacturer:NMH Metalworks

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th February, 2011
Left Side Inscription
Garden of Reflection
Right Side Inscription

    I CAN`T
GO BACK TO 
YESTERDAY
BECAUSE I WAS
A DIFFERENT
PERSON THEN

Lewis Carroll
Through The Looking Glass

Source: MA
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