Digital photograph of fire destroyed sheds and cattle yards taken by Robin McDonald at her beef property at Rosewhite, in Happy Valley, north east Victoria in February-July 2009.
Robin and her husband David, have been farming on this property since 1963, and were directly affected by the 2009 February bushfires which started in the early hours of Sunday 8th February 2009.
This photograph is part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection and is supported by an oral and video interview undertaken with Robin and David McDonald.
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Trees marking the entrance to the yard surrounding the two burnt sheds on the McDonald family property. Wooden cattle yards on the left of photo are completely burnt. 'The eucalypt on the right was planted by David's mother. It demonstrated to us, many eucalypts caught alight not from the trunk, or the canopy, but from the debris of dry leaves and bark collected in the fork of the trunk.' - Robin McDonald [Happy Valley resident, 19th August 2010].
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This collection of photographs contributes to understanding the experience of primary producers during the 2009 February bushfires. They particularly document the fires in north east Victoria, which were known as the Beechworth fires. These fires were responsible for the destruction of the greatest amount of public and private land in Victoria during the 2009 bushfires, and raise many issues and themes specific to the geographic nature of this area.
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