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Charcoal Fragment - Marysville, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23724

Summary:
Small piece of charcoal, formed through the destruction by fire of a container of an unknown foodstuff. It was located in the pantry cupboard and 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:
Small irregular-shaped piece of charcoal.
Statement Of Significance:
This collection of objects documents one family's experience of living through the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the extent of the devastation experienced by both an individual family and an entire community.

The donor's house and all its contents were destroyed in the Marysville fires on 7 February, 2009. The fire which tore through the town, known as the Murrindindi Mill fire, destroyed 95 percent of the town of Narbethong before heading towards Marysville. Only 14 of its 400 buildings were left standing, and 34 residents were killed. As many Victorians had visited Marysville as tourists and its natural beauty was well known, its destruction came to symbolise the devastation caused by the Black Saturday bushfires.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lynne Stone, 2009
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 20 mm (Width), 45 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: bushfires, domestic life
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.
Original Owner: Lynne Stone, Marysville, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009
References: Oral history conducted with donor (to be done.)

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