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Digital Photograph - Horse & Fire, Black Saturday Bushfires, Rosewhite, Victoria, 7 Feb 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132003

Summary:
Digital photograph of a horse on the horizon with a fiery background taken by Robin McDonald at her beef property at Rosewhite, in Happy Valley, north east Victoria in February-July 2009.

Robin and her husband David, have been farming on this property since 1963, and were directly affected by the 2009 February bushfires which started in the early hours of Sunday 8th February 2009.

This photograph is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection and is supported by an oral and video interview undertaken with Robin and David McDonald.
Description:
Colour digital photograph
Description Of Content:
Rear paddock on the east side of the the McDonald family property. One of five horses on the property is visible in the distance.

'The horses were not especially frightened of the grass fires around them in the open paddock. There was no time to move them, nor did the McDonalds know where they would be safe.'- Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19 August 2010].
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria; Photographer: Robin McDonald
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, agricultural equipment, agriculture, horses, bushfires, emergency services, natural disasters, black saturday bushfires 2009, bushfire prevention, bushfire awareness, paddocks
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, McDonald Bushfire Image Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Photographer: Ms Robin McDonald
Place & Date Depicted: Rosewhite, Victoria, Australia, 8 February 2009

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