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Digital Photograph - New Rye Grass After Fires, Black Saturday Bushfires Aftermath, Rosewhite, Victoria, 5 Jul 2009 Image Reg. No: MM 132034

Digital photograph of new vegetation 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:
A good strike of Rye Grass is coming up under the burnt trees on David Mc Donald's selection, several months after the fires.

'We were concerned about erosion on the steep parts of the hill and had the area seeded by aeroplane, hoping to hold the soil in place in the event of heavy rains. The Rye Grass grew well, and this plan prevented topsoil washing off the hill.' - Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19 Audust 2010].
Source: Museum Victoria; Photographer: Robin McDonald
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: animal husbandry, agricultural equipment, agriculture, bushfires, emergency services, trees, natural disasters, black saturday bushfires 2009, bushfire prevention, bushfire awareness, rural conditions, grass family poaceae or gramineae
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, 5 Jul 2009
Photographer: Ms Robin McDonald, February 2009

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