By Peter Stanley
The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 humans — wreaking a better human toll than the other fireplace in Australia’s background. Ten of these sufferers died in Steels Creek, a small group on Melbourne’s outskirts. It used to be a gorgeous position, which its citizens had lengthy valuable and enjoyed. by means of the night of seven February 2009, it felt like a battlefield.
Prize-winning historian Peter Stanley tells the dramatic tales of this small piece of nation on that one terrifying night — of epic fights to save lots of homes, of escapes, and of deaths. He additionally tells the story of a group — of people’s attachments to the valley and to one another — and the way, over the weeks and years that undefined, they lived with the aftermath of the fireplace.
The so much specified account of anyone group to emerge from the fireplace, Black Saturday at Steels Creek indicates what Black Saturday ability not just for Steels Creek, but additionally for Australia as an entire.
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