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Student Work - 'Go CFA', Black Saturday Bushfires, Healesville Primary School, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 25102

Robert was a Grade 1 student at Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. His artwork 'Go CFA' was created at that time. A year later, Robert reflected on his experience during Black Saturday.
Hand-written text in black ink on white unlined paper. A t the bottom is a drawing of seven trees, four of which are on fire, and burning logs.
Statement Of Significance:
This written account adds to our understanding not only of Robert's artwork, which is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, but also gives us an insight into the experience and perspectives of children during a major bushfire.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 300 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: children, bushfires, good, uhhh
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Healesville Primary School Bushfire Artworks Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: This is the full text of Robert's account:
'I saw fires on Mt. Riddell nearToolangi. Mt. Riddell was glowing. Elvisflew over my house. It was loud. I heardlots of sirens. My dog was howling at the sirens. I felt a little bit scared. It was very hot so I was in the pool for most of the day. The pool felt better than outside. I kept watching the weather channel and the embers fall from the sky. Then our power went out for a little while.'
Author: Master Robert, Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 2009

Created as part of a school art project at Healesville Primary School
Place & Date Depicted: Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 7 Feb 2009
Date of Event: Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 7 Feb 2009

Artwork depicts Black Saturday Bushfires

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