Historical information

Colour slide of red gum trees in a forest near the Murray River. It was during Operation Firewood. Legatees would organise collection of wood from the country and distribute it to widows in metropolitan Melbourne. More photos show the cutting and loading of wood and delivery to widows in metropolitan Melbourne.
Was with many other slides taken in the 1950s and 1960s. The slides have been photographed to make digital images and moved to archive quality sleeves. In many cases the original images were not well focussed and the digital image the best available.


A record of Legacy helping widows by sourcing, supplying and delivering firewood. When open fires were the main source of heating, a load of firewood and help moving it, would have been very important to the widows.

Physical description

Colour slide of trees in a Red Gum forest during Operation Firewood in brown Anscochrome cardboard mount.
Printed on reverse in red ink 'Processed by Verycolor photo labs. Melbourne, Victoria'.

Inscriptions & markings

Printed on front in red ink 'Anscochrome / View from this side / Made in Australia'. Hand written on front 'Red gum trees / River Murry' in blue pen.