The Bigger Picture Gallery
The Bigger Picture
This page contains photos from The Bigger Picture Project which was a joint initiative with the Fire Recovery Unit and Piece Together website.
Photos were taken by community members who were impacted by the Victorian 2009 bushfires and submitted at the 5th year anniversary.
Buxton Christmas Tree
90kms to Marysville
1840s Irish Gypsy Cauldron
A Days End, Mt Gordon near Marysville, March 2009
A New Baby. March 2009. Named Phoenix.
A New Day Dawns, Buxton Peak, March 2009
A Swamp Wallaby with badly burned feet seeking relief in a dam on a Dixons Creek property.
A Volunteer team from Habitat for Humanity working to help clear a property at Wandong in November 2011. The elderly couple needed help with clearing trees, brush-cutting along fence lines and restoring the overgrown garden. The team included corporates, groups and individual volunteers who gave up their time at the weekend to help.
Adam Hills Event for CFA
After an extremely exhausting day, clearing & picking up debris it was time to chill, eat, chat & have a laugh.
As a Trauma Counsellor working with residents of Kinglake and Marysville one important component of their recovery was believing in hope. Hope meant many things to different people, such as being able to move on, make it through the next day, believing life would return to normal in the future etc. This picture for me meant devastation and hope in the here and now which is depicted by the green shoot on the blackened tree trunk.
At a Habitat 'Brush with Kindness' project on Doctor's Creek Road at Clonbinane I saw a vehicle that had been burnt in the bushfires. The heat was enough to melt the windscreen and destroy the vehicle, yet on one corner the paint and rubber tyres were still intact. It highlighted to me how fast and random the fire caused such devastation on that day.
Black Saturday Wine Bottles
Black Saturday Rescued Baby Possum
Blue Skies Ahead With A Hint of Rainbow
Bungalina flys into the future, surronded by the commnity carrying thier lanterns of light. INTO THE LIGHT : Between Land and Sky 2013
Bushfire Community Support - Circus Oz 2013
Bushfire Community Support - Collingwood Vs Geelong Game 2013
Bushfire community Support - Grown-ups Getaway at Portsea 2013 ... very busy, doing nothing!
Bushfire Community Support - Grown-ups Getaway at Portsea 2013
Bushfire Community Support, Grown-ups Getaway at Portsea
Bushfire Community Support - Family Fishing Day at Marysville 2013
CFA Kinglake West always bring joy and much love at Christmas time for the young and the old.
Children waiting to carry their lanterns in the parade. INTO THE LIGHT - Between land and Sky 2013
Chimneys from the Original House in Dixons Creek
Clonbinane Hall Opening
Clonbinane Kathy and Possum
Clonbinane Memorial Park
Clonbinane Memorial Park Opening
Clonbinane Mountain Memorial Park
Community on Ground Assistance working with fire affected families across Victoria working with corporate volunteers
Community on Ground Assistance working with fire affected families across Victoria removing dangerous trees
Community on Ground Assistance working with fire affected families across Victoria processing timber
Creating a New Veggie Patch
Day One of Earthmoving
Deer Me Visitor Clonbinane
Dishes Burnt but Clean in the Dishwasher
Drainage work for New Home in Christmas Hills
Fairy Garden Regenerated - Steels Creek
Fire Impacted Property
Fire Impacted Property
First New Poppies
Greenlands, Marysville. Done it!
Growth and Colour
Hot Pans, Marysville's second steelband formed in 2011, took the opportunity to play before their peers and a large appreciative audience
I will rebuild in Marysville. Salvaged junk for sculptures.
In April 2013, the 1st Australian Steelband Festival was held in Marysville. Organised by the local community and steelband members, the Festival attracted 10 national and international bands. The Calypso Night, featuring Nicky Bomba and Bustmento and the Trinidadian Connection was a highlight.
In August 2011 the largest Habitat 'Brush with Kindness' team to-date visited 2 neighbouring properties at Clonbinane to help clear fallen and dead trees, with log splitting and brush-cutting work. Nearly 60 volunteers worked to help both families in the re-building process.
Into the Light - Ceramics
Into the Light - Heart and Girl
Into the Light - Lanterns
It's the smallest things that bring the greatest joy.
Keep on riding, Trevor!
Keeping to the shape of the steep driveway leading to the property home were ninety established & well groomed tall cypress trees.The day after Black Saturday Bushfires the trees appeared to be covered in Winter snow.
Kookaburra on Burnt Trees
Marysville, March 2009
Memorial Event Clonbinane
Middle Kinglake School....Ready To Move in,
Middle Kinglake School's Temporary Vegetable Garden, 2010
Mosaic Middle Kinglake School
Murchison Spur Lookout Opening Event
My Recovery Tree
Nanowie Bridge Early Morning
New Life (15th April 2009)
October 2010, Rebuilding Middle Kinglake School
Off And Away!
On The Road To Recovery
One year after the fires and still no place to call home just a plot of dirt.
Our daughters taking in the view of Mason Falls after it's reopening.
Our Flying Fire Engine
Our Letterbox with Green Tag
Our New View
Our old boy Clyde took some time to adjust. The lovely quilt made for him by the Cotton Pickers was well loved.
Pans on Fire, Marysville's original steelband formed in late-2009 after the Feb 7 bushfires, took out the award for Emerging Talent - not bad for a bunch of people who had never seen a steel pan before 2009.
Post Fire Winter
Posttraumatic Growth Conference 2013
Prepared for much more produce to flourish. Middle Kinglake Primary School
Recovery On Emmy and Spikes Favourite Walk
Regeneration at Traralgon South Flora and Fauna Reserve
Regeneration Near Lake Mountain, December 2009
Regrowth Marysville, December 2009
Regrowth on Trees
Remnants of Bridge
Santa makes a special visit in 2010
Sculpture by Leanne Mooney Post Bushfires
Shining Light Bushfire Recovery Festival, Gippsland. Sponsored by International Soroptimists; Latrobe Shire & CFA
Signs of hope
Snow Comes to Town
Strath Reedy Lookout Opening
Students Representing Rebuilding....much more than bricks and mortar
The Cleanup Begins
The leaves of spring carrying the hopes, dreams, wishes of the community. Made in a community workshop at Whittlesea Community House for INTO THE LIGHT: The Unfolding Story 2012
The Mighty King Parrot
The Wissell Family are part of the Tree Project. A fabulous initiative, which 'is a symbol of remembrance for the lives lost and for the people who fought to save lives. It is also a monument to renewal and to the spirit of fraternity that springs from skilled blacksmiths across Australia and around the world' (The Australian Blacksmiths Association, 2009). www.treeproject.abavic.org.au
Bushfire Community Support - Collingwood Vs Geelong Footy Game 2013
View from Lake Mountain Road Taken 16th April 2009
View from New Bedroom Window
White Hot, From Marysville Fire Relics
White on Black-Lake Mountain 30th April 2009
With My Gifted Quilt From Olive in New Zealand
Xanthorrhoea (Grass trees), Red Hill, Marysville - December 2009