Digital photograph showing a girl placing her hand on the Callignee Memorial Wall in Gippsland, Victoria. The Callignee Memorial Wall is made up of clay mosaic tiles designed by hundreds of people, including schoolchildren. It is dedicated to the memory of who lost their lives in the bushfires. The wall was officially launched in February 2012 to coincide with the third anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
The photograph is one of 56 digital photographs displayed to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the devestating 2009 Victorian bushfires. The commemoration was organized by the Fire Recovery Unit in Regional Development Victoria (RDV), and was held on Sunday 9 February 2014 at Melbourne Museum.
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Callignee Memorial Wall and sculpture, featuring tiles made by children from Callignee primary school and community members.
The event to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the devestating 2009 Victorian bushfires was held on Sunday 9 February 2014 at the Melbourne Museum, organised by the Fire Recovery Unit in Regional Development Victoria (RDV).
In the advertising and execution of the event, a wide range of printed and digital materials were produced. The most significant of these was a photography project titled 'Images of Recovery', which aimed to give expression to the experiences of individuals and communities in their recovery. 'Images of Recovery' came out of the commissioning of a professional photographer, Silvi Glattaeur, to capture aspects of recovery in communities and landscapes, five years after the 2009 bushfires. This included the production of 22 printed photographs for display at the event and a larger digital collection of 87 images provided to the Fire Recovery Unit in high quality web and print ready versions, of which a total of 56 images were acquired by Museums Victoria to form part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection.