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Student Work - 'The Biggest Fire', Black Saturday Bushfires, Healesville Primary School, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 25264

Summary:
Emily was a Grade 3 student from Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires in February, 2009. Her artwork 'The Biggest Fire' was produced during that time. A year later, Emily reflected on her experience on Black Saturday.
Description:
One page of hand-written text in black ink on unlined yellow paper.
Statement Of Significance:
This written account adds to our understanding not only of Emily'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)
Dimension Comment: 1 page

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Tagged with: children, bushfires, this is dangures
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 Emily's account:
'ARTWORK: "The Biggest Fire"
In my work, the firefighter is trying to put/out the fire, but he didn't have much water and/the fire was too big. The firefighter was falling/down, he was surrounded by fire and the fire was/getting closer and nearly burnt his face./Everything was falling down. It was the biggest tree./During the fires the smoke was everywhere and/really bad and got in your eyes. It got really/foggy and lots of ash around. The smell was/really irritating.
The kids got very scared. We saw a cat but/coudn't get it as the fire was too big.
Emily [name withheld], Grade 3, 2009
Healesville Primary School
Nov. 2009
Author: Miss Emily, Healesville, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 2010

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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