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Ribbons - Bushfire Memorial, Yellow, Spotlight Pty Ltd, Victoria, 2009 Reg. No: HT 26268
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||81 mm (Height), 31 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||safety pins are 20mm(w) x 5 mm(h)|
|Tagged with:||bushfires, emergency services, memorials, natural disasters|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Natural Disasters|
|Distributor:||Spotlight Pty Ltd Support Group, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Feb 2009 - Mar 2009|