Fraser, Peg: Black Saturday: Not the End of the Story

Peg Fraser

Black Saturday: Not the End of the Story, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, 2018

The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One hundred and seventy-three people lost their lives, the greatest number from any bushfire event in this nation’s history. In the wake of this tragedy much media and public commentary emphasised recovery, resilience, community, self-sufficiency and renewed determination. Peg Fraser, working as a Museum Victoria curator with survivors in the small settlement of Strathewen, listened to these stories but also to other, more challenging narratives. (blurb)

The book is reviewed for Honest History by Peter Stanley. The author talks on the ABC to Geraldine Doogue, and to David Woods. An ABC resource on the fires. Peter Stanley’s book on the fires plus some other resources. The Victorian Bushfires Collection. A literature review. More links.

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