Ash Wednesday Bushfires

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Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Ash Wednesday bushfires, this Report story recalls the cauldron of February assesses the recovery made in the decade since, and poses the question of lessons learned

75 perish in the Ash Wednesday bushfires - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives

'The question is will we be better prepared next time?' The Ash Wednesday bushfires on Feb 16 1983 were the deadliest on record until February 2009 when 173 people perished on Black Saturday.

It's 30 years since Ash Wednesday, when 75 people lost their lives and more than 3000 homes were destroyed in bushfires.

30th anniversary of Ash Wednesday bushfires

It's 30 years since Ash Wednesday, when 75 people lost their lives and more than 3000 homes were destroyed in bushfires.

75 perish in the Ash Wednesday bushfires - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives

75 perish in the Ash Wednesday bushfires - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives

'The question is will we be better prepared next time?' The Ash Wednesday bushfires on Feb 16 1983 were the deadliest on record until February 2009 when 173 people perished on Black Saturday.

Ash Wednesday 30 years on Ash Wednesday, Sirens, 30 Years, Country Roads, Mermaids
30 Years

Ash Wednesday 30 years on

As the sounds of fire sirens rang through the Mount Lofty ranges near Adelaide, residents woke to the hot and gusty conditions of 16 February, 1983, for a day they would never forget.

Ash Wednesday 1983

Ash Wednesday bushfires

Ash Wednesday Bushfire - geography

Bibliography - http://www.skwirk.com/p-c_s-57_u-479_t-1306_c-5027/bushfires-and-bushfires-in-australia/qld/bushfires-and-bushfires-in-australia/disasters/natural-hazards http://www.abc.net.au/archives/80days/stories/2012/01/19/3411671.htm

When things go wrong in the bush, staying alive shouldn't be a matter of luck; it should be about knowledge.

On this day: Ash Wednesday bushfires

It’s the anniversary of the huge 1983 Victorian bushfires, and the psychological impact is still being felt.

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Ash Wednesday: 'A glimpse inside hell'

Ash Wednesday: 'A glimpse inside hell'

In February 1983 bushfires swept across South Australia and Victoria claiming 75 lives and destroying more than 3,000 buildings.