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Spotlight - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23730

Originally attached to Bill Coppinger's machinery shed at Mount Disappointment, this spotlight was found on the ground after the fires. The face of the light had separated from the body and had molded to the shape of the gravel it fell on. The house, shed and all the contents were lost in the Kilmore East Bushfire on 7 February 2009.

This is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes a number of interviews with Bill Coppinger and a large range of fire affected artefacts from his destroyed home.
Part of one side of the light has collapsed, a section has broken off and the attachment is missing. The tungsten spiral element is still intact. The original face of the spotlight has retained its circular shape but has warped and buckled as a result of slumping on the surface of crushed rock where it fell.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Coppinger, 2009
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bushfires, rural 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: Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, 07 Feb 2009

Date the item was damaged by the Kilmore East Bushfire.
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009

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