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What were the Black Saturday bush fires like?
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The human face of 2009 Black Saturday Fires in Victoria

A website created by the ABC offers a collection of the most compelling stories from the 2009 Black Saturday Fires.

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Imagine your community was affected by a bush fire. How could you help to collect stories and experiences of the fires?

Hey Firestormers!

Listen carefully to the victims of bush fires to help you think of things that could have been done for them.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire in the environment,
  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Recover,
  • People,
  • Environment,
  • Black Saturday bush fires


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

173 people died in the fires on Black Saturday.

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