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Digital Photograph - Destroyed Home, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 11 Feb 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132018

Digital photograph of a fire destroyed home and burnt palm trees taken by Robin McDonald near 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.
Colour digital photograph
Description Of Content:
The remains of Steven Paul's house, an absentee land owner. The house was destroyed. Two large palm trees burnt by the fire, with twisted corrugated iron in the foreground, possibly from the bullnose verandah.

The house was built in the early 20th century and had a verandah around three sides. Two of the three chimneys were double chimneys servicing two rooms, the kitchen chimney is red brick on the right. The remains of the water tank is on the right. Two burnt palm trees are on the left with a view back down the Happy Valley.
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
Place & Date Depicted: Rosewhite, Victoria, Australia, 11 Feb 2009

Photograph Taken at at 3.46pm on 11 Feb 2009.
Photographer: Ms Robin McDonald

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