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Ornament - Gnome, Marysville, 7 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23721

Summary:
Burnt cast-concrete ornament male gnome. Found in the remains of Lynne Stone's home, destroyed at Marysville by the Murrindindi Bushfire on 7 February, 2009.

This is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes an interview with Lynne Stone and other fire affected artefacts from their property.
Description:
Fire-damaged cast-cement male gnome statue. He has a beard, and his right hand is raised to his ear, as if trying to hear something. On his head is a pointed hat and on his feet are clog-style shoes. Original surface finish is gone but the crackling effect suggests paint. Ash and other debris is attached to the surface.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lynne Stone, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 100 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bushfires, domestic life, ivbguvdu
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Bushfires Collection, Recurring History of Bushfires in Victoria, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Date of Event: Marysville, Victoria, Australia, 07 Feb 2009

Date the item was damaged by the Murrindindi Bushfire.
User: Lynne Stone, Marysville, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009
References: Oral history conducted with donor (to be done.)

Comments

Rob Posted on 25 Feb 2010 2:51 PM
Looks like a great little item. How I do go about donating items like this? I have a small porcelain dog with a motion sensor.
thanks!
Discovery Centre Posted on 26 Feb 2010 3:16 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
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