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Decking Plank - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23737

This outdoor decking, from Bill Coppinger's home at Mount Disappointment lost in the Kilmore East Bushfire on 7 February 2009. It was found near the swimming pool. The area of the deck totalled 225 square metres (nearly double the footprint of the house) over three levels, joined by five sets of stairs. Following the fire, which distroyed the timber decking, lines of nails were found on the ashes. The donor remarked on the order of the nails, which indicated the speed and heat in which the decking was burnt. Some things vaporized in place.

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.
Segment of decking plank with 3 x 3 inch nails adhered to charred timber surface.
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 burnt by the Kilmore East Bushfire.
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009

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