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Negative - Bush fires at Dromana, 08 Feb 1967 Image Reg. No: MM 053756

Negative of the 1967 Bush fires at Dromana. It is one of approximately 85,000 negatives from the Laurie Richards Collection taken by the Melbourne based Laurie Richards Studio between the 1950s -1970s.

Laurie Richards was a professional photographer who began his career as a photo-journalist, working for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide, and the Argus and the Herald newspapers in Melbourne. In 1953, he opened his own business and set up a photographic studio at his home at 4 Tower Avenue, Alphington, an inner suburb of Melbourne. At its peak, in the late 1960s, the Laurie Richards Studio was one of Melbourne's pre-eminent commercial photographic studios, employing twelve photographers. The Laurie Richards Studio worked mainly in advertising and public relations, and had a broad clientele which included commercial companies, government institutions and the entertainment industry.
Black and White Negative.
Description Of Content:
A female Red Cross worker watching a group of male fire fighters standing on the back of a fire engine.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bushfires, fires, nurses, fire brigades, natural disasters, fire fighters, fire engines, fire safety, protective clothing safety wear
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 08 Feb 1967
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, 08 Feb 1967

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