Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Remembering Black Saturday
Fire damage, Toorourrong Reservoir Park; Wednesday, 11 March, 2009 Source: Matt Dickinson Collection, Yarra Plenty Regional Library
"From Whittlesea, we saw this monstrous cloud covering right across and extremely high over Mt Disappointment. But never realised, never for an instance, thought the fire was racing at high speed across the mountain, totally concealed by this mount of dense smoke cloud..."
So wrote Matt days after Black Saturday in February 2009. Recently Matt donated copies of over 200 photos he took in the area in the following days and weeks. These have been added to the YPRL Local History Flickr account together with his account on Wikinorthia.