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Black Saturday: Not the End of the Story (History of Australia) (Paperback)


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One hundred and seventy-three people lost their lives in the Victorian bushfires of February 2009, the greatest number from any bushfire event in this nation’s history. The memories and thoughts that Peg Fraser heard from the survivors complicate much of what we thought we knew about the experience of catastrophic natural events. Beginning each chapter with an object from the bushfires, Fraser reveals how each person’s identity, including as a man or a woman with a particular social position in the town, impacted upon experiences and understandings of loss.

About the Author

Peg Fraser is a writer and oral historian who helped to develop the Victorian Bushfires Collection at Museum Victoria.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781925523683
ISBN-10: 1925523683
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Publication Date: December 10th, 2018
Pages: 256
Series: History of Australia