Firestorm: Black Saturday's Tragedy

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ISBN: 978064521305

$39.95

Overview

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 now More »

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ISBN: 978064521305

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 now known 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. The floods in 2011 brought more anguish to Victoria state as well as Queensland and the rest of the country, raising the bar on natural disasters, perhaps make the floods even more costly than Black Saturday.

This graphic pictorial record chronicles 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. All of the work to compile, publish, and print this work is donated from throughout the state of Victoria in Australia.

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