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Student Work - 'CFA Helps Wildlife', Black Saturday Bushfires, Healesville Primary School, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 25263

Jake was a Grade 6 student at Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. His artwork 'CFA Helps Wildlife' was created at that time. A year later, Jake reflected on his experience during Black Saturday.
1 double page of lined notebook paper with hand-written text in black ink on one page.
Statement Of Significance:
This written account adds to our understanding not only of Jake'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: 225 mm (Height), 175 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 2 pages

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Tagged with: children, bushfires
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 Jake's account:
'on black saturday i was sitting in/the back of my dad's ute listening/to the radio and i saw a big/orange light over a tree. i thought/the flames were really close so/i went and told my family. At/this stage they were already packing./i felt scared. i stayed up all night/because i couldn't sleep. luckerly we/didn't have to evacuate. A couple of/days after black saturday i saw a/picture of a fireman giving a/koala water. i got my idea from/that. i feel sorry for the koalas that/homes have been burnt and sadly/some of them have died.

Jake [name withheld]'
Author: Master Jake, 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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