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Blade - Carving Knife, Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23733

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

The carving set may 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 23732 Carving Fork.

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.
Description:
Burnt metal knife blade. The blade is smooth and one continuous piece of metal. The handle has been destroyed, but the blade extension which attached the handle remains. The heat distorted the metal to produce a curved concave shape.
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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