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Tape Measure - Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Reg. No: HT 23739
- Found in the wreckage of Bill Coppinger's shed, this is the remnants of a standard 8-metre Stanley builder's tape measure. It has been transformed by fire into a fragile ribbon of burned steel.
The shed, house and the contents of the property at Mount Disappointment were destroyed 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.
- Retractable, spring-loaded tape measure; last portion unravelled. It was originally contained within a plastic cover which was destroyed through fire damage. The internal pin remains intact; painted measurement marks were destroyed by the fire.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Bill Coppinger, 2009
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Natural Disasters|
|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|