Interview with John and Jan Jess by Liza Dale-Hallett, at their home in Devon North on 27 May 2009. John and Jan successfully defended their home which was under attack during the Devon North bushfire, on Black Saturday 7 February 2009.

This interview forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection.

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This interview provides background about the area around John and Jess's home and the period of drought leading up to Black Saturday, how they defended their property, media reports, low water pressure, and what they have learnt as a result of their experiences.


This interview offers insight into the experience of defending a home under fire attack, working with low water pressure, and the subsequent media reports.

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