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The Memorial Wall commemorates the 2009 bushfires and also acknowledges the history of the Bruarong area.

Through the joint $10 million State/Commonwealth Community Recovery Fund for bushfire-affected communities, $2.5 million was set aside for bushfire memorials and commemorative events to help communities heal. The fund is administered by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009. The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions, and resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire 173 people died and 414 were injured as a result of the fires.

In Beechworth, a fire burnt over 30,000 hectares and threatened the towns of Yackadandah, Stanley, Bruarong, Dederang, Kancoona, Kancoona South, Coralbank, Glen Creek, and Running Creek.


Address:25 Bruarong Lane, Bruarong Community Centre, Bruarong, 3749
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.415745
Long: 146.859635
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:July-2012
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In memory of the Feb. 2009 bushfires

Move on

Funded by the Victorian Government

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