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Black Saturday memorial stolen

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 30 November, 2012 - 11:18 AM
Stolen Black Saturday memorial.

A priceless Black Saturday commemorative bench in memory of a couple who perished in the tragedy has been stolen.

Local Kieran Blackshaw told Neil Mitchell the bench was only installed in recent weeks as a memorial to Toolangi locals Steve and Kate Fisher, but has now disappeared from Healesville-Kinglake Road.

Ms Blackshaw said it was erected near Old Toolangi-Dixonscreek Road before the 10th November after being made possible by a donation from the Australian Ballet.

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"It was a very solid, heavy bench and it would've taken maybe three to four men to lift it or a crane, truck or something substantial to move it," she said.

"We're very distressed, we're very upset that they would do that."

Ms Blackshaw said the bench had been overlooking the mountains through a beautiful vista, and was placed right at the edge of where the Black Saturday bushfires burned to.

"A huge amount of thought and care was put into it so I don't know that you could give it a financial value," she said.

If you have information about the whereabouts of this memorial, please contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.

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  • Pleased to report the police have found the bench.

    Two men will be interviewed on Monday.

    Steve Meacher Sunday 2 December, 2012 - 10:33 PM
  • only in Australia

    col Friday 30 November, 2012 - 1:44 PM

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