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02-March-2020
02-March-2020

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The paved reflection space behind the hall looking out over Barwidgee Creek was erected to commemorate to the Black Saturday bushfires in 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:1395 Myrtleford - Yackandandah Road, Mudgegonga Public Hall, Mudgegonga, 3737
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.492771
Long: 146.830031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event Start Date:07-February-2009
Actual Event End Date:07-February-2009
Designer:Challis Design
Monument Manufacturer:Myrtleford Paving
Link:http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

This area was constructed as a place to gather and reflect upon the devastation of the 2009 bushfires and to remember the generosity and goodwill afforded the community of Mudgegonga during its recovery.

It is hoped this space will contribute to the wellbeing and cohesion of our community both now and into the future.

Funding for this project was generously provided by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund through the Alpine Shire.

 

Source: MA,RDV
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