Library Disaster Recovery: 2009 Victorian bushfires

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The Australian state of Victoria suffered devastating bushfires in January and February 2009.  On 7th February, ‘Black Saturday’, 173 people were killed.

Below are some links which hopefully bring together some resources for a study on this disaster, how it effected library services, and how the services have been rebuilt.

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LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS

ALIA – Disaster Recovery page, includes links to documents and websites relevant to the 2009 bushfires http://www.alia.org.au/disasterrecovery/

Report : ALIA Disaster Recover Project / Jane Grace, ALIA & Yarra Plenty regional Library, July 2009,  http://www.alia.org.au/disasterrecovery/ALIADRPReport19July09.pdf

An early Christmas gift to help rebuild with books / Sue McKerracher, INCITE Letters, pg 6, ALIA, December 2009, http://archive.alia.org.au/incite/2009/v30.12.pdf

Bushfire response / ALIA Schools Newsletter, ALIAnet, March/April 2009,   http://alianet.alia.org.au/groups/aliaschools/newsletters/2009.03.html

Rebuilding with books / Sue McKerracher (ALIA), Blue Shield, (from INSITE magazine, Museums Australia),    http://www.blueshieldaustralia.org.au/documents/articles/Insite.page9.pdf

School Library Association of Victoria Blog – http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/tag/victorian-bushfires/

Library industry unites for disaster recovery / Bookseller and Publisher, Thorpe-Bowker’s Australian Library News, Issue 362, February 2009,  http://www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/files/ALN260209.pdf

ICT industry unites to provide bushfire victims with new PCs, services / Andrew Hendry, Australian Computer Society, 13.02.2009,  https://www.acs.org.au/media/docs/mcli/ARN130209.pdf

Blue Shield Australiahttp://www.blueshieldaustralia.org.au/

Looking for Blue Shield Australia? / Collections Council Australia –   – http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/blue+shield+australia.aspx

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LIBRARIES

Bunyip Primary School – includes some information about the fires, and has an emergency management plan  http://www.bunyipps.vic.edu.au

Bunyip and District Toy Libraryhttp://www.toylibraries.org.au/details.php?lib_num=17.

Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries Blog posts on Black Saturday – http://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/research/local-history/local-history-blog/2010-february ; http://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/research/local-history/local-history-blog/2010-april/black-saturday- ;

Yarra Ranges Toy Libraries – http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Residents/Family_Children_Youth/Toy_Libraries

Forged from the flames / Corey Hague, ABC Local Radio, 13.07.2009,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/07/08/2619968.htm?site=melbourne

Marysville Historical Society finds a home / Lindy Burns, ABC Local Radio, 14.07.2009,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2009/07/14/2625218.htm?site=melbourne

Bushfire Royal Commission streaming online / Catherine McAloon, ABC Local Radio, 11.05.2009,  http://blogs.abc.net.au/victoria/2009/05/bushfire-roayl.html

Bushfire message books delivered to State Library / The Premier of Victoria, 03.02.2010,  http://archive.premier.vic.gov.au/newsroom/9280.html (and a search of the site for other related information)

Helen McPherson Smith Trust : Recently awarded grants – http://hmstrust.org.au/grants/hms-bushfires-grants-fund/recently-awarded-grants (see entries for toy [in March 2010] and tool libraries [in December 2009])

The Victorian Bushfires Collection / Liza Dale-Hallett and Matthew HigginsNational Museum of Australia, reCollections, vol5, no1, http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/vol_5_no_1/notes_and_comments/the_victorian_bushfires_collection/

Emergence Art on the move / Kinglake Ranges News, 29.01.2011,   http://www.kinglakerangesnews.com.au/index.php/events/other-events/1496-emergence-art-on-the-move

Victoria’s devastating bushfires – http://bacwiki.wikidot.com/

Victoria Bushfire Rebuilding Fund / Habitat Australia – http://www.habitat.org.au/Page.aspx?pid=416&gclid=CP749JzX2ZgCFRwwawodqHjHdA

Victorian Bushfire Relief / Samaritan’s Purse – http://www.samaritanspurse.com.au/project/bushfire-victoria/

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund : 2009 Bushfire appeal summary – http://relieffund.org.au/

Arts Victoria – http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/About_Us/News/Media_Releases/2009/Bushfire_Information ; Conservation of collections in effected areas –  http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/About_Us/News/Media_Releases/2009/Bushfire_Information/Conservation_of_Collections_in_Affected_Areas

State Library of Victoria – Research Guide : Bushfires in Victoria http://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/content.php?pid=36394&sid=267991

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Latrobe Shire Council –  http://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Emergency/BushfireInformation/ ; http://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Library/

Murrindindi Shire – http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.asp?Page_Id=828&h=1&p=1

Yarra Ranges –  http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Residents/Bushfire_Recovery

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OTHER RESOURCES

Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires

2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission : Final Report (Summary) – http://www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/Commission-Reports/Final-Report/Summary

Country Fire Authority – Black Saturday information (links to many detailed maps)  http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/history/about_black_saturday.htm

The CFA’s mobile education trailer / Jeremy Lee, photo essay, 14.10.2009,   http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2009/10/12/2711092.htm?site=melbourne

Regional Development Victoria : Fire Recovery Unit – http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/fire-recovery-unit ; http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/fire-recovery-unit/local-communities

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund – http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal/home

Dept Planning and Community Development Victoria : Rebuilding Dwellings – http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/plansandpolicies/bushfire-planning-and-building-resource/rebuilding-dwellings-damaged-or-destroyed-by-bushfire

Department of Human Services Victoria : Drop in Centres (and links to community guides) – http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/crisis-and-emergency/emergency-assistance/bushfire-recovery/2009-victorian-bushfires-recovery-information/drop-in-centres

Victorian Police – http://www.police.vic.gov.au ; http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au

Attorney-Generals Dept (Cth) – http://www.ag.gov.au/www/emaweb/emaweb.nsf/Page/EMALibrary_OnlineResource_HistoricalDisasters_EmergencyManagementinAustralia-HistoricalDisasters-BlackSaturday

Geoscience Australia – http://www.ga.gov.au/hazards/bushfire/bushfire-basics/historic.html

List of resources available at Australian Emergency Management Library – http://www.ag.gov.au/www/emaweb/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(8AB0BDE05570AAD0EF9C283AA8F533E3)~Black+Saturday+2009.pdf/$file/Black+Saturday+2009.pdf

Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre – http://www.bushfirecrc.com/ (A search of the site will find many articles on how to research fire and its aftermath).

CSIRO : Q&A : Victorian bushfires – http://www.csiro.au/resources/Victorian-Bushfires-QA.html

The Victorian Bushfire Research Project – http://ceh.environmentalhistory-au-nz.org/research/steels-creek/

1939 Bushfires Royal Commission : report and transcript of evidence (at the University of Melbourne)  – http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/digital/royalcommission.html

Herald-Sun Newspaper Resources – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/victorian-bushfires

Age Newspaper Resources – http://www.theage.com.au/national/bushfires ; http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2009/national/marysville/index.html

Centre for Advanced Journalism – http://www.caj.unimelb.edu.au/research/bushfire_project

ABC : Black Saturday : See and hear the stories – http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/blacksaturday/#/stories/mosaic

ABC : Black Friday (1939) – http://www.abc.net.au/blackfriday/home/default.htm

ABC Melbourne – Bushfire articles  http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/topics/disasters-and-accidents/fires/bushfire/?page=1 ; http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/bushfires/ ; http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/bushfires/?section=archive

Behind the scenes at ABC Kinglake Ranges – photo essay, ABC, 30.03.2009,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2009/03/30/2529795.htm?site=melbourne

Live in Kinglake / Jemima Wilson, ABC Local Radio, 15.07.2009,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2009/07/15/2626746.htm

Right time for getaway / Allison Jess, ABC, 27.05.2010,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2010/05/27/2910967.htm?site=melbourne

High country bushfires / Allison Jess, ABC, 20.05.2010,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/05/19/2904003.htm?site=melbourne

Burnout school opens after rebuild / Ryan Shiells, ABC News, 28.07.2011,   http://www.abc.net.au/7pmtvnews_(vic)/2813190.html/ (Strathewen Primary School reopens)

Children’s book to help victims of bushfire / Anna Hipsley, ABC Radio, The World Today, 23.06.2011,  http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3251297.htm?site=melbourne

Power of writing heal students from Kinglake, Kabul / Anthony Stewart, ABC Local Radio, 31.08.2011,  http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/31/2998064.htm?site=melbourne

1000 Pens : students tell of fire and war / Rachelle Hunt, ABC Local Radio, 31.08.2011,  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/08/31/2998418.htm?site=melbourne&microsite=bushfiresvic&section=latest&date=(none)

Books for fire effected Victoria / Word Constructions – for all your business writing needs, 25.02.2009,   http://wordconstructions.com.au/blog/2009/02/books-for-fire-affected-victoria/

Regional Arts Victoria – http://www.rav.net.au/storyboard/map/ ; http://www.rav.net.au/storyboard/resources/

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