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Ribbons - Bushfire Memorial, Yellow, Spotlight Pty Ltd, Victoria, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 26268

Summary:
Yellow ribbons which were used as a symbol of hope and support by Victorians to honour those who perished or were injured during and after the fires of Black Saturday 2009. These ribbons were produced after Black Saturday and were supplied free of charge from Spotlight stores in February and March 2009.
Description:
Yellow ribbon folded in half to make a 'V", with a brass safety pin holding the folded portions together.
Statement Of Significance:
The wearing of ribbons is an emblem of individual support for many causes within Australia. When Spotlight distributed these ribbons free of charge they were giving members of the public the chance to express sympathy and solidarity for communities in the bushfire-affected zones.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Ms Fiona Kinsey - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 81 mm (Height), 31 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: safety pins are 20mm(w) x 5 mm(h)

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Tagged with: bushfires, emergency services, memorials, natural disasters
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Distributor: Spotlight Pty Ltd Support Group, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Feb 2009 - Mar 2009

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