Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ACT Bushfire Memorial



In 2003 a devastating bushfire caused widespread damage in the Australian Capital Territory. 

Four people lost their lives and five hundred houses were destroyed. A monument has been created at Stromlo Forest Park as a memorial. 

Very much a community project; the designers Tess Horwitz, Tony Steel and Martin Jolly incorporated 500 images from 80 people in the glass columns in this amphitheatre.

160 people provided inscriptions to be used on bricks in the curved wall at the entrance to the park.


Looking towards Mt Stromlo and the park one can see results of the devastation; five years on the area is slowing recovering with new growth.

Click here for a link to an information sheet about the memorial.

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