It is believed that this envelope contains a version (perhaps the original) of the poem 'No More' that Peter Auty sent to himself via registered post to prove copyright. It is unopened.

On the 11 February 2009, after four days fighting these bushfires, Peter wrote a poem called 'No More', relating his experience of the helplessness of trained fire fighters in the face of the fires. This poem was given to Premier John Brumby, who read it out at the National Day of Mourning at Rod Laver Arena and again in parliament . Peter's poem and his role during and following Black Saturday have been acknowledged in the Victorian Hansard, the 2009 Black Saturday Royal Commission, ABC radio and numerous newspaper articles.

Part of a collection that documents the life of Peter Auty, illustrating his colourful and interesting life, and why he was well loved by his community, recognized in the Victorian Parliament, and awarded two medals posthumously for the important role he played on and following Black Saturday. This collection forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection. This large and diverse collection was established following Black Saturday and includes a multi-disciplinary collection of artefacts, images and stories to record the experience and impact of bushfires across Victoria's landscape, ecology and history.

Physical Description

Registered Post envelope, unopened. Post stamped 23 February 2009.

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