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Negative - Bush fires at Dromana, 08 Feb 1967 Reg. No: MM 053758
- 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 officer is kneeling down taking the blood pressure of a young male fire fighter who is laying on blanket on the floor.
|Tagged with:||hospitals, medical equipment, bushfires, first aid, fires, nurses, fire brigades, natural disasters, fire fighters|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Natural Disasters|
|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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