Black Saturday's Tragedy

Book - 2009
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Australia's worst natural disaster was a tragedy beyond belief that scarred Victoria physically and the whole Australian nation psychologically. 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.
Publisher: Lilydale, Vic. : Glenvale School, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780646521305
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill., maps ; 31 cm.
Alternative Title: Black Saturday's tragedy


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