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Digital Photograph - Destroyed Farm Sheds, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 11 Feb 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132020

Summary:
Digital photograph of David McDonald with his daughter and grandson standing in front of his fire-destroyed property. The photograph was taken by his wife Robin McDonald at their Rosewhite farm, in Happy Valley, north east Victoria in February-July 2009.

Robin and 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:
David McDonald with his daughter, Odette and grandson, Sacha, surveying the wreckage of the burnt sheds on the McDonald property.

'Odette and Sacha live in Paris and were holidaying at the farm when the fires came through.' - 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, children, 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, 11 Feb 2009

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