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Negative - Bushfires at Dromana, 08 Feb 1967 Image Reg. No: MM 053757

Summary:
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.
Description:
Black and White Negative.
Description Of Content:
A female Red Cross officer is bathing the eye of a male fire fighter who has returned from fighting a bushfire. Another man is waiting to be treated.
Discipline: Technology

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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, Medicine in Society Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary 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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