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Audio - Interview with Norma & Harry Coomber, Black Saturday Bushfires, Yarram, Victoria, 29 May 2009 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 27150

Audio interview with Norma and Harry Coomber by Liza Dale-Hallett, conducted in their new home in Yarram, on 29 May 2009. Norma and Harry Coomber, an elderly couple, lost their Devon North home on Black Saturday 7 February 2009.

This interview forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes the 'U Loot, I Shoot' sign.
Digital File
Description Of Content:
Norma and Harry talk about their early years together: the construction of their home in 1950 by Harry, their small beef and sheep farm, raising two sons, their active involvement in gardening and local community associations. In particular they recount their experiences on 7 February 2009, which was Harry's 85 birthday, and their lucky escape minutes before their home went up in flames. They also talk about the shocking experience of a looter who stole their unbroken dinner set, and the sign created by their son in response, 'U Loot, I Shoot', which was featured in the press and on the internet.
Acquisition Information:
Collected & Donation from Harry Coomber, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: rural victoria, rural life, homes, bushfires, media, rural women
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 Recording; WAV File
Interviewee: Harry Coomber, Yarram, Victoria, Australia, 29 May 2009
Interviewee: Norma Coomber, Yarram, Victoria, Australia, 29 May 2009
Interviewer: Ms Liza Dale-Hallett - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, Yarram, Victoria, Australia, 29 May 2009

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