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Digital Photograph - View Across Happy Valley, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 17 Mar 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132029

Summary:
Digital photograph of valley view 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:
View looking across McDonald's garden to the burnt paddocks and hills of Happy Valley.

'We believe the garden would have helped act as a buffer if the fire had not changed direction and passed by the house.' - Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19 August 2010]
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria; Photographer: Robin McDonald
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, agricultural equipment, agriculture, gardens, bushfires, emergency services, chimneys, 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

17 March 2009, 8:14:32 AM
Place & Date Depicted: Rosewhite, Victoria, Australia, 17 Mar 2009

Photograph taken 8:14:32 am on17 March 2009,

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