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Street Sign - `Watsons Lane', Horsham Rural City Council, 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23694

Summary:
Rectangular metal street sign with vinyl lettering on both sides: 'Watsons Lane'. This street sign was burnt during the Black Saturday busfires on the 7th February, 2009 and was replaced on 12 March 2009. It was the only sign in Horsham that needed replacing after the fires.
Description:
Rectangular metal sign with three holes drilled along one side for attachment to pole. Large rectangles of cream and red vinyl has been adhered to both sides. Attached to the white is black lettering, which now appears white from the heat. The red vinyl has had lettering cut out from it, exposing the white vinyl underneath. The top and bottom of the sign have been reinforced with a thick metal strip.
Statement Of Significance:
A significant feature of the February 2009 bushfires across Victoria was the impact that these fires had on urban areas, destroying over 2,000 properties and associated local government facilities and infrastructure. Another strong theme that this item links with, and which runs across all of the bushfire affected areas, was the issue of road access, during and after the bushfires.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Horsham Rural City Council, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 680 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: local government, roads
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Written on both sides in vinyl lettering: HORSHAM RURAL CITY COUNCIL/ WATSON LA/ NO THROUGH RD
User: Horsham Rural City Council, Haven, via Horsham, Victoria, Australia, pre 2009
Place & Date of Event: Haven, via Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 12 Mar 2009

This street sign was burnt during the Black Saturday busfires on the 7th February, 2009 and was replaced on 12 March 2009.

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