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Ribbons - Bushfire Memorial, Yellow, Spotlight Pty Ltd, Victoria, 2010 Document Reg. No: HT 26270

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 for the first anniversary of Black Saturday and were supplied free of charge from Spotlight stores between January 19 and February 8 2010.
Description:
1 flat yellow ribbons with 1 separate brass safety pin contained in a small plastic zip lock bag.
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 Peg Fraser - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: safety pins are 20mm(w) x 5 mm(h)

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Tagged with: bushfires, 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, 2010
References: http://www.spotlight.com.au/site_media/media_release/MR_YellowRibbonCampaign.pdf

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