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Interview - Bob & Ercil McIlvena, Black Saturday Bushfires, Haven via Horsham, 24 Apr 2009 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 111820

Summary:
Audio and video interview with Bob and Ercil McIlvena by Liza Dale-Hallett at their home in Haven (near Horsham), on 24 April 2009. Bob and Ercil McIlvena are an elderly couple who survived the fire that swept through Haven from Vectis on Black Saturday and directly threatened their home.

This interview is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection and is complemented by artefacts collected from the the McIlvena's property.
Description Of Content:
This interview covers Bob and Ercil's experiences in fighting the "fire tsunami" with buckets of water; no external water supply; their physical and emotional exhaustion from heat, smoke and stress. Bob also discusses his many years of research into the water supply in the Wimmera region.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Bob McIlvena, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: rural life, bushfires, emergency services, droughts, government policies, 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: Bob McIlvena, Haven, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 2009
Interviewee: Ercil McIlvena, Haven, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 2009
Interviewer: Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, Haven, Victoria, Australia, 24 Apr 2009

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