Allyson was a Grade 6 student from Healesville Primary School during the Black Saturday bushfires in February, 2009. Her artwork 'Animal Rescue' was produced during that time. A year later, Allyson reflected on her experience on Black Saturday.

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One page of hand-written text in black ink on unlined white paper. At the bottom is a picture of two trees, one with leaves and one without, which are labelled 'after' and 'before'.


This written account adds to our understanding not only of Allyson'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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