Jarod was a Grade 4 student at Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. His artwork 'Bushfires', now part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, was created at that time. A year later, Jarod reflected on his experience during Black Saturday and the meaning of his painting.

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Lined paper with text hand-written in blue ink. Across the top is the word 'BUSHFIRES' in horizontal bands of green, brown and black against a background of red and yellow flames.


This written account adds to our understanding not only of Jarod's artwork, which is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, but also gives us an insight into the experience and perspectives of children during a major bushfire.

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