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Digital Photograph - Destroyed Farm Sheds, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 11 Feb 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132021

Digital photograph of burnt farm sheds 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.
Colour digital photograph
Description Of Content:
David McDonald viewing the burnt sheds on his cattle property, following the 'Black Saturday' Bushfires.

'Memories came flooding back for David as he viewed the wreckage. As a schoolboy he milked the house cow in a pen in the shed every day. He had shorn sheep and baled wool in it and he had stacked hay and fertiliser in it. In the hours and years he had spent working in it, he could never have imagined this was how it would end.' - Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19th August 2010].
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, 11 Feb 2009

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