Still Smouldering? Black Saturday ten years on

Black Saturday left deep scars on our landscapes and our lives. Ten years on, how do we remember the events, navigate the accompanying trauma, and prepare for future fires? As the climate changes, so too does the length and potential ferocity of our fire seasons.  And we are not alone. Californians also know the anguish that fire leaves behind.

Jointly hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Inland (CSI) and the Research Focus Area Transforming Human Societies (RFA THS) at La Trobe University, this one-day symposium brings together survivors, commentators and researchers to discuss the fires and their aftermath.

Speakers include Stephen Pyne, Tom Griffiths, Moira Fahy, Daniel May, Richard Thornton and more.

1 February 2019, La Trobe University Collins St campus.


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