Audio and video interview with Bob and Ercil McIlvena by Liza Dale-Hallett at their home in Haven (near Horsham), on 24 April 2009. Bob and Ercil McIlvena are an elderly couple who survived the fire that swept through Haven from Vectis on Black Saturday and directly threatened their home.

This interview is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection and is complemented by artefacts collected from the the McIlvena's property.

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This interview covers Bob and Ercil's experiences in fighting the "fire tsunami" with buckets of water; no external water supply; their physical and emotional exhaustion from heat, smoke and stress. Bob also discusses his many years of research into the water supply in the Wimmera region.

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