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Badge - 2009-2010 Bushfire Season, Commemorative Victorian Public Service Issue, 2009 Object Reg. No: HT 27624

Summary:
Round metal badge with a gum leaf graphic and the wording BUSHFIRE SEASON 09/10 Victoria. It was posted to Dr Chris Lassig, who works for the Department of Sustainability and Environment in bushfire prevention.
Description:
Round metal badge with pin and clasp printed black background, red and green graphic that extends beyond the circle, date in silver and wording BUSHFIRE SEASON Victoria in white.
Statement Of Significance:
In the wake of the devastating 2009 bushfires, authorities warned that the 2009-2010 season could be as bad or even worse than the previous summer. Bushfires on the scale of Black Saturday did not eventuate, but this badge signifies the nervous anticipation of another disaster.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Chris Lassig, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: bushfires, bushfire prevention, commemorative medals, public service
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: 09/10 BUSHFIRE SEASON / Victoria
Recipient: Dr Christopher Lassig - Department of Sustainability and Environment Organisational Risk Information & Business Technology, Australia, 2009
Issued By: State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2009

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