Burnt red enamelled metal lid, from the destruction by fire of a coffee pot. Found in the remains of Lynne Stone's home, destroyed at Marysville by the Murrindindi Bushfire on 7 February, 2009.
This is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes an interview with Lynne Stone and other fire affected artefacts from their property.
Fire-damaged domed metal pot lid, covered with remnants of the original red enamelled paint, which has ash and other debris embedded into it. There is a hinge on one side and knob on top, which has a large lump of melted clear glass fused to it. Inside there are several lumps of melted metal and glass fused to the surface.
Statement of Significance;
This collection of objects documents one family's experience of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the extent of the devastation experienced by both an individual family and an entire community.
The donor's house and all its contents were destroyed in the Marysville fires on 7 February, 2009. The fire which tore through the town, known as the Murrindindi Mill fire, destroyed 95 percent of the town of Narbethong before heading towards Marysville. Only 14 of its 400 buildings were left standing, and 34 residents were killed. As many Victorians had visited Marysville as tourists and its natural beauty was well known, its destruction came to symbolise the devastation caused by the Black Saturday bushfires.
Donation from Lynne Stone, 7/08/2009
Date of Event
Type of item
75 mm (Height)
Oral history conducted with donor (to be done.)