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Interview - John & Jan Jess, Black Saturday Bushfires, Devon North, 27 May 2009 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 111806

Summary:
Interview with John and Jan Jess by Liza Dale-Hallett, at their home in Devon North on 27 May 2009. John and Jan successfully defended their home which was under attack during the Devon North bushfire, on Black Saturday 7 February 2009.

This interview forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection.
Description Of Content:
This interview provides background about the area around John and Jess's home and the period of drought leading up to Black Saturday, how they defended their property, media reports, low water pressure, and what they have learnt as a result of their experiences.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Jess, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: rural life, bushfires, emergency services, water supply, droughts, volunteers, black saturday bushfires 2009, climate change
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Format: Digital Audio & Video Recording: Colour
Interviewee: Ms Jan Jess, Devon North, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 27 May 2009
Interviewee: Mr John Jess, Devon North, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 27 May 2009
Interviewer: Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, Devon North, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 27 May 2009

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