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Digital Photograph - Burnt Paddocks, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria,14 Feb 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132017

Summary:
Digital photograph of burnt paddocks 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:
The burnt paddocks of the McDonald family property, following the 'Black Saturday' Bushfires,

'As the fire reached the road a wind change took the fire front across to the south and away from our home. The following day, all cattle were moved to the only area of the farm not burnt and which can be seen in the photo.' - Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19th August 2010].
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria; Photographer: Robin McDonald
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, agricultural equipment, agriculture, bushfires, emergency services, natural disasters, black saturday bushfires 2009, bushfire prevention, bushfire awareness, rural conditions
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, 14 Feb 2009

Photograph Taken at 4:38:24 pm on 14 February 2009,

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