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Glass Jar- Mount Disappointment, 07 Feb 2009 (Bushfire Damaged) Object Reg. No: HT 23741

Found in the wreckage of Bill Coppinger's kitchen area, it is believed to be a glass screw-top jar, but the heat of the fire melted the glass and it is almost beyond recognition.

The house at Mount Disappointment and all its contents 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.
Object has melted and shape has collapsed; it is most likely a jar as evidence remains of screw top. Found on a slope beneath the house's kitchen, it contains fragments of melted glass, unidentified ceramic, three burnt metal pins and ashes.
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 damaged by the Kilmore East Bushfire.
User: Mr Bill Coppinger, Mount Disappointment, Victoria, Australia, pre Feb 2009

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