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02-February-2020
02-February-2020

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A tree commemorates Susan and John Wilson who perished in the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. 

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. 

Location

Address:Clyde Street, Myrtleford, 3737
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.561872
Long: 146.726244
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Designer:Interpretive by Design (plaque)
Monument Manufacturer:Don Downey Building Services (installation)
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque: 

February 7, 2009

The Black Saturday Bushfires

Remembering heroes born and loved ones lost..

Susan May (Briggs) Wilson, b. 18 May 1961
John Maurice Wilson, b. 13 May 1957

Source: MA,RDV
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