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Clouds of dust, ash and smoke sweeping down Spring Station Creek near Tharwa, on a day of great winds and exceptional fire weather, [30 January 2003] [picture] / Jeff Cutting
Bib ID 3523425
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
 
Online Versions
Description 2003 
1 photograph : col. ; image 25.7 x 39.4 cm., on sheet 29.6 x 42 cm. 
Series

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

Summary

"Smiths Road, Cuppacumbalong at 1500 hr, 30:01:2003. In the barren fields along Spring Station Creek, so recently swept by fire, very strong, hot and gusty winds returned to drive dust and ash storms towards the Naas and Murrumbidgee Rivers through withered woodlands and the blackened skeletal ranks of the Ingledine Pines where avalanches of dusty grey ash formed and cascaded down gullies onto the river flats. On this day the technical fire weather rating reached 117 and higher on the previously maximum scale of 100"--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-149599161

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2005. 
Subjects Dust storms -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Forest fires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Wildfires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Natural disasters -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Environmental degradation -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Tharwa Region (A.C.T.) -- Photographs.
Other authors/contributors Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
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