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

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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


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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7047
Official URL http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/provenance/pro...
Subjects Current > Division/Research > Other
Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Historical > SEO Classification > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding
Keywords ResPubID21148, fire risks, fire protection, Footscray fire records
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