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Digital Video Recording - 'Rosewood: Before and After the Fire', Black Saturday Bushfires, Bill Putt, Strathewen, 2009 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 27071

Bill Putt lives in Strathewen and is best known as one of the founding members of Australian progressive rock band Spectrum. In 2007 he composed a piece of music as a birthday gift for his partner, Rosemary McKimmie Young. After the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009, during which Bill successfully defended their home 'Rosewood', he put together a montage of photos showing the house and its surrounds before and after Black Saturday. The birthday music was re-interpreted to become a love song for Rosewood, and a lament for all that was lost.
DVD in plastic case with clear cover and purple back.
Statement Of Significance:
This video is more than a before-and-after record of the effect of the Black Saturday bushfires on one property. It is also a creative effort to record, through images and music, the emotional impact of the bushfires on those who lived through them.
Description Of Content:
Stills of the creator's home in Strathewen taken before and after the bushfires of February 2009, accompanied by original soundtrack recording with two guitars.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rosemary McKimmie Young, 2010
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: music, bushfires, black saturday bushfires 2009
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Original Caption: Rosewood: Before and after the Fire
Inscriptions: In texta on disc:
Rosewood / Strathewen / D.V.D. D.V.D. / Before and after / the fire / Bill Putt 2009.
Format: Digital Video Disc: Colour; DVD
Creator: Mr Bill Putt, Strathewen, Victoria, Australia, 07 Feb 2009
Composer: Mr Bill Putt

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