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Lighting-up the Bulls Head to Picadilly (Mount Franklin Road) backburn on 16th January 2003 [picture] / Jeff Cutting
Bib ID 3523728
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
 
Online Versions
Description 2003 
1 photograph : col. ; image 26.4 x 39 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

"Old Bulls Head Camp at 1345 hrs, 16:01:2003. Without containment, the slop-over from the Bendora fire into the Brindabella valley threatened the safety of Bulls Head staging area and access to the fires along Mount Franklin Road and would eventually outflank containment operations. Protective backburning linked up with this fire some 200m south of Bulls Head, and proceeded northwards around the western side of the Staging Area then (next day) continued along the Mount Franklin Road towards Picadilly Circus. At the same time, backburning proceeded down the old Honeysuckle trail towards Brindabella, to contain the southerly spread"--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; "13-07"--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-149602201

Source of Acquisition Purchased 2005. 
Subjects Forest fires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Wildfires -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Natural disasters -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Wildfire fighters -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Fire engines -- Australian Capital Territory -- Photographs.  |  Prescribed burning -- Australian Capital Territory -- Brindabella range -- Photographs.  |  Bulls Head (A.C.T.) -- Photographs.
Occupation Fire fighters.
Other authors/contributors Cutting, Jeff, 1945-
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