Most Tasmanians will have heard of ‘Black Tuesday’, 7 February 1967, which saw the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has ever experienced. Sixty-four people died, nine hundred injured, sixty-four thousand farm animals lost and over seven thousand people homeless.
2017 marks the fifty year anniversary of that terrible day in Tasmania’s history, with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery commemorating the event and sharing clippings, recordings, footage and memories of the people who experienced Black Tuesday. Clarence Council also have a fascinating exhibition called “What Would You Take?“.
The Tasmanian Fire Service, in conjunction with the Australian Government and Flinders University, are conducting a survey on bushfire preparation and management. They are seeking feedback on Tasmanian residents’ actions and plans in the event of future bushfires – please consider participating. More information in their flyer (download, 306KB), with the survey link found here.
If you want to do more than just be prepared, please visit this page on our website to find out more about volunteering during and emergency, and/or as part of community recovery efforts. By signing up to EV CREW before a natural disaster, you will be proactive and a vital extra pair of hands when it’s needed most.