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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Victorian bushfire appeal 2009

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The photo you see here was taken in 2006. It is still vivid in my memory as 12 story high flames appeared on the horizon in front of us.

I did not photograph the current fire in Peats Ridge as it is a no go zone. I advise everyone else to do likewise and let the fire fighters do their job by staying away.

With loss of life in Victoria now reported at 138, and with many people surviving only with a shirt on their back the Australian Red Cross is running a “Victorian bushfire appeal 2009”. Go to their website and donate generously to help the victims of this horrendous fire.

  • shari crooks

    Old Ivan Milat is away for the term of his natural life for the murder of several innocent people. What makes these mongrels who continue throwing cig butts into bush areas or deliberatley lighting these fires any different? They should be considered mass murderers and convicted as such. 25 years is the current time for arson. 25 x 173 years comes close to what they deserve. Don’t tell me these scum are unaware of the consequences when they disregard their butts!!

  • Dear Ted, I am so horrified when I see the devastation that fire has caused to so many people. I can hardly watch the TV it is so distressing. There really are no words that can describe it. It is unbelievable that someone should cause this horrific fire on purpose. It has been said that it is one of the most tragic events in Victoria’s history.

  • J. Austin

    Ted, I am so sorry for the horrible loss your nation is facing. Thanks for posting the link to the ARS. Going there now to make a donation.

  • shari crooks

    Old Ivan Milat is away for the term of his natural life for the murder of several innocent people. What makes these mongrels who continue throwing cig butts into bush areas or deliberatley lighting these fires any different? They should be considered mass murderers and convicted as such. 25 years is the current time for arson. 25 x 173 years comes close to what they deserve. Don’t tell me these scum are unaware of the consequences when they disregard their butts!!

  • Dear Ted, I am so horrified when I see the devastation that fire has caused to so many people. I can hardly watch the TV it is so distressing. There really are no words that can describe it. It is unbelievable that someone should cause this horrific fire on purpose. It has been said that it is one of the most tragic events in Victoria’s history.

  • J. Austin

    Ted, I am so sorry for the horrible loss your nation is facing. Thanks for posting the link to the ARS. Going there now to make a donation.