This book is in recognition of all who lost so much on the darkest Saturday in Australia's history.
Australia's worst natural disaster was a tragedy beyond belief that scarred Victoria physically and the whole Australian nation psychologically. Extreme temperatures, tornado-like wind speeds and tinder-dry land, culminated in the disaster we now know as Black Saturday. Before the sun would set on the blackest day in Australia's history, thousands of hectares would become blackened landscape and an unparalleled loss of lives could only mean that many areas would never be the same again.
This graphic pictorial record takes you through the conditions prior to the day, the horrific fires that destroyed both bush and townships alike, the amazing bravery of emergency services personnel and the tragic aftermath. Accounts from eye-witnesses describe a fire like never seen before, a wild fire that outran every warning system.
2009Publisher: Glenvale School Lilydale Subject: Young adult non fiction Edition Number: First Edition