Audio interview with Norma and Harry Coomber by Liza Dale-Hallett, conducted in their new home in Yarram, on 29 May 2009. Norma and Harry Coomber, an elderly couple, lost their Devon North home on Black Saturday 7 February 2009.

This interview forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection, which includes the 'U Loot, I Shoot' sign.

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Norma and Harry talk about their early years together: the construction of their home in 1950 by Harry, their small beef and sheep farm, raising two sons, their active involvement in gardening and local community associations. In particular they recount their experiences on 7 February 2009, which was Harry's 85 birthday, and their lucky escape minutes before their home went up in flames. They also talk about the shocking experience of a looter who stole their unbroken dinner set, and the sign created by their son in response, 'U Loot, I Shoot', which was featured in the press and on the internet.

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This interview with Norma and Harry Coomber describes the experience of this elderly couple following their lucky escape from the bushfire that destroyed their home on Black Saturday 2009. It also includes the shocking experience of being looted.

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