Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fires in Victoria's History

Following the recent tragedy of Balck Saturday there has been an increased interest in the history of fires generally in our community. The State Library of Victoria have responded by digitising and making available via their catalogue,five key reports on the 1983, 1977, 1944 and 1939 Victorian bushfires. More information can be found here.

Other resources also include:

Major Fires - Country Fire Authority

Major Bushfires in Victoria

Survivor remembers Black Friday 1939

Black Friday online documentary about 1939 Victorian bushfires

19 bodies of bush fires victimes recovered (Age article)

Burn : the epic story of bushfire in Australia by Paul Collins

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