Protective glasses (with home-made pouch) worn by Peter Auty, a CFA volunteer, on Black Saturday, 7 February 2009.

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

Dark protective glasses with wide arms and the depth to allow for prescription glasses underneath. Hand-made wollen, tartan pouch.

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