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Sheds and gardens in a Kambah backyard burn furiously one hour after the arrival of fire at the back fence, [18 January 2003] [picture] / Jeff Cutting
Bib ID 3513562
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
 
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Description 2003 
1 photograph : col. ; image 18 x 27.4 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

"Off Millar Place Kambah at 1725 hrs, 18:01:2003. Canberra, a city of trees, shrubs and expansive lawns grew to an artificial biotic diversity and density on once open grassy plains supported by regular irrigation from an abundant reticulated water supply. When a prolonged and severe drought brought tight restrictions on the use of water for the maintenance of garden vegetation and a mid-summer of hot desiccating winds, first lawns then shrubs and trees in home gardens, commercial and public landscaping began to wilt and cure and surface litter deposits and tanbark scatters dried out to a crisp. The artificial city forests then mimicked the fuel structures and then the flammability of native and plantation forests in the hinterland, and they burnt with almost the same ferocity"--Note from the photographer.

Notes

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

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-149595378

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.  |  Sheds -- Australian Capital Territory -- Kambah -- Photographs.  |  Wooden fences -- 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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