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Carving Fork - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23732

Found in the wreckage of Bill Coppinger's kitchen area, this carving fork was part of a set originally owned by Bill's mother, Norma.

The carving set may have been a golfing prize awarded to his father in a Huntingdale tournament in the 1960s. The set was given to the donor in 2003, when his mother was down-sizing her living arrangements following her husband's death and her own illness. The donor's house at Mount Disappointment and all its contents were lost in the Kilmore East Bushfire on 7 February 2009.

Used with HT 23733 Carving Knife.

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.
One-piece fork, possibly of steel. The handle has 3 holes and rivets to retain the missing grip, which may have been of wood.
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
Awarded To: Mr Bob Coppinger, Victoria, Australia, 1960s

May have been awarded to Bob as a golfing prize in a Huntingdale tournament
Date of Event: Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, 07 Feb 2009

Date the item was damaged by the Kilmore East Bushfire.
Original Owner: Mrs Norma Coppinger, Victoria, Australia, 1960s
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009

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