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Student Work - 'Animal Rescue', Black Saturday Bushfires, Healesville Primary School, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 25483

Allyson was a Grade 6 student from Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires in February, 2009. Her artwork 'Animal Rescue' was produced during that time. A year later, Allyson reflected on her experience on Black Saturday.
One page of hand-written text in black ink on unlined white paper. At the bottom is a picture of two trees, one with leaves and one without, which are labelled 'after' and 'before'.
Statement Of Significance:
This written account adds to our understanding not only of Allyson'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: 265 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: 2 pages

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Tagged with: animals, 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 Allyson's account:
'Black Saturday Bush Fires
The Black Saturday Bush Fires was a/very scary and frightning time for me./The fire was basically knocking on our/front door ... but we fought it away!/And I really hope nothing like it ever/comes back! A Year later we are coping/and getting on with our lives; hoping and/wishing it will never happen again!/By Allyson Renee [name withheld]/Frightning/Insecure/Racing Heart/Emergency/Scary'
Author: Miss Allyson, 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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