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Sinter - Black Saturday Bushfires, Remlaw, 7 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23715 1

Summary:
Found below ground under the base of burnt fence posts on Alan and Cynthia Peterson's property in Remlaw, Victoria, after the Black Saturday Bushfires on 7th February, 2009. It was on their property that the Remlaw (Vectis) fire started.

Sinter is a natural fusion of sand, clay and organic matter caused by extreme heat, and usually associated with lightning strikes.
Description:
An irregular lump of sinter, which is a natural fusion of sand, clay and organic matter caused by extreme heat.
Statement Of Significance:
This collection of objects represents the devastation inflicted on the property and livelihood of many Victorians by the Black Saturday bushfires, which occurred on 7th February, 2009. These items come from Remlaw, near Horsham and directly from the property where the Remlaw bushfire started, and indicate the extreme heat that was experienced on the day.

Much of the media representation focused on the catastrophic impact of the fires on Kinglake and Marysville areas, where deaths were recorded. The Remlaw fire was not well recorded in wider media.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Alan Peterson, 2009
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agriculture, bushfires, fences fencing
Themes this item is part of: Recurring History of Bushfires in Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Place & Date of Event: Remlaw, Victoria, Australia, 7 Feb 2009
References: Oral history conducted with donors, 2009

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