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Soup Bowls - Set of Four, Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23738

Summary:
These four soup bowls were found stacked together, unbroken, in the wreckage of Bill Coppinger's home at Mount Disappointment destroyed in the Kilmore East Bushfire on 7 February 2009. The kitchen was on the lower level and had another floor with a parents' retreat above it. There was another floor below. All of these collapsed, yet these bowls survived unbroken.

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:
Four white vitreous ceramic soup bowls; found stacked together.
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
Inscriptions: Inscribed on base: "Microwave and Dishwasher Safe, Porcelain, Made in China".
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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