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'Where Fire Risks are Great': A Tale of Arson, Bureaucracy and the Schoolyard

Wright, Kirsten and Lewis, Antonina (2010) 'Where Fire Risks are Great': A Tale of Arson, Bureaucracy and the Schoolyard. Provenance, 2010 (9). ISSN 1832-2522

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Abstract

The discovery of damaged and burnt volumes in the Victoria University Archives led the authors on an investigation into the circumstances of a fire which occurred at the Footscray Technical School in 1953. Contemporary attitudes to fire protection in public schools, and life in Footscray, as revealed through records of the time, are also discussed with reference to the school.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21148, fire risks, fire protection, Footscray fire records
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
SEO Classification > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 04:37
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 04:37
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7047
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