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Digital Photograph - Burnt House, Paddocks & Hills, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 9 Mar 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132028

Digital photograph of a burnt house and land 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:
Burnt house, paddocks and hills.

'Only the brick chimney and a little wooden outbuilding remain of an unoccupied dwelling on our neighbour Steven Paul's property. Our burnt pine plantation can be seen on the hill in the background.The old timber house burnt down, but the little old wooden laundry remained untouched. We had hoped the pine plantation would provide an income for our retirement one day.' - 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, chimneys, natural disasters, black saturday bushfires 2009, plantations, 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, 9 Mar 2009

Photograph taken at 2:30:48 pm on 9 March 2009,
Photographer: Ms Robin McDonald

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