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.

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