View Full Version : Australian Pause Today to Remember the Horror of Black Saturday

02-06-2010, 07:37 PM
AUSTRALIANS around the country will pause today to remember the day, 12 months ago, when bushfires ripped through the heart of Victoria killing 173 people and wiping towns and communities off the map.

To mark the fateful day of February 7, 2009, community events have been organised in bushfire-hit areas such as at the Kinglake West Football Ground on Sunday night, when butterflies will be released and candles lit.

A Remembrance Service will be held at Kinglake West Uniting Church on Sunday. And Victorian Governor David de Krester and his wife Jan will open a memorial bell and gateway in a reflective garden at Kinglake West Mechanics Institute Reserve.

There will be a combined church service and community reflection for Marysville residents at Gallipoli Park, which became the refuge for those who stayed and tried to defend their properties.

Services are also being held in Flowerdale, Whittlesea, Toolangi, Bendigo and Gippsland among many others in bushfire-affected communities across the state.Some are open to all, including the media, while others want to grieve in private.


02-06-2010, 08:20 PM
As far as we know, all the dead and missing have been accounted for. What will be the issue going forward is dealing with the imbecile greenies who put a stop to necessary debris clearance.

02-06-2010, 08:23 PM
I had almost forgotten about that. Thanks for the reminder. I remember that picture of the fireman giving water to the Koala bear.

02-06-2010, 09:45 PM

Just koala. Koalas are not bears. :D

02-06-2010, 09:52 PM

Just koala. Koalas are not bears. :D
Do Australian woman have pouches?:confused:

02-06-2010, 09:57 PM
Do Australian woman have pouches?

No, but they do have some nice accessories :D