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Interview - Jo Antrobus, Black Saturday Bushfires, Parks Victoria, Woori Yallock, 3 Aug 2009 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 111842

Summary:
Audio and video interview with Joanne Antrobus by Liza Dale-Hallett and Tillie Stephens at Parks Victoria offices, Woori Yallock on 3 August 2009. Joanne Antrobus is employed by Parks Victoria as the Fire Recovery Project Officer and is actively involved in developing strategies to protect and rehabilitate the endangered population of Leadbeater's Possum.

This interview forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection.
Description Of Content:
This interview covers Jo's role on Black Saturday; the Leadbeater's Possum National Recovery Program; the role of the Friends of Leadbeater's Possum; the 1939 Black Friday bushfire and its role in creating hollow trees for the Leadbeater's; the prelude to Black Saturday; her role in 'natural values in fire recovery' and the establishment of nesting boxes and feeding stations following Black Saturday; the history of the Leadbeater's; surveying of Leadbeater's population following Black Saturday and the media response to the threat of extinction of Victoria's state faunal emblem.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Joanne Antrobus - Parks Victoria, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: rural victoria, rural life, bushfires, emergency services, local government, droughts, volunteers, black saturday bushfires 2009, rural women, 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 Joanne Antrobus - Parks Victoria, Woori Yallock, Victoria, Australia, 3 Aug 2009
Interviewer: Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, Woori Yallock, Victoria, Australia, 3 Aug 2009

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