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Student Work - 'CFA is the Best', Black Saturday Bushfires, Healesville Primary School, 2009 Document Reg. No: HT 25489

Rory was a Grade 3 student from Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires in February, 2009. His artwork 'CFA is the Best' was produced during that time. A year later, Rory reflected on his experience on Black Saturday.
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 Rory'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
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 Rory's account:
'It is a disaster for us, and for the whole/of Victoria. The sun was an evil red, and the/leaves were burnt black. When we realised/things were bad, we wet the front garden/and off we drove to our cousins place in/the city. In the picture a fire truck is speeding/to the rescue to help people that are stuck. In/the bottom left hand corner there is a tiny/plant that is growing. There are burnt trees,/also lightning strikes the ground, yet another fire!/The dark clouds and the burnt mountan is/very, very sad.
Rory [name withheld]. Healesville Primary School 5th June 2010.'
Author: Master Rory, 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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