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An unattended home in Kambah with the side and back gardens, fences, wood heap and two sheds alight, was abandoned by the owner, [18 January 2003] [picture] / Jeff Cutting
Bib ID 3512829
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
 
Online Versions
Description 2003 
1 photograph : col. ; image 18 x 27.5 cm., on sheet 21 x 29.8 cm. 
Series

Cutting, Jeff, 1945- Blood red noon, photography of the Brindabella & southern ACT fires of January 2003.

Summary

"Millar Place Kambah at 1639 hrs, 18:01:2003. It would have been a daunting experience for anyone to face up to; first a testy hot wind buffeted trees and shrubs under a darkening sky bringing swirls of acrid smoke and dust followed by cascades of scorched and burning leaves. Then under this sinister mix slid a long red glow moving low across the landscape, growing steadily closer until a lashing flaming wave rolled forth with a crackling roaring sound, searing all naked flesh and seeming as though ready to envelope the whole world. Who would stand steady for such a thing? - Many a citizen of Canberra did, some did not"--Note from the photographer.

Notes

Title from caption list supplied by the photographer, see file NLA04/564.

Inscriptions: Signed by photographer in pencil on reverse; "20-24"--in pencil on reverse.

Part of the collection: A blood red noon, photography of the Brindabella & southern ACT fires of January 2003.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-149592958

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2005. 
Subjects Forest fires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Kambah -- Photographs.  |  Wildfires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Kambah -- Photographs.  |  Natural disasters -- Australian Capital Territory -- Kambah -- Photographs.  |  Kambah (A.C.T.) -- Photographs.  |  Kambah (A.C.T.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
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