'Black Friday' 1939 Bushfires - online documentary
A unique on-line documentary has been produced about the Black Friday bushfires of January 1939 focuses on the tragic events and their aftermath.
Surviving participants in the 'Black Friday' events were interviewed, historic documents examined and key sections published, along with photographs and other important memorabilia. The path of the fires and the consequences have been analysed, and contributions from current 'players' in the bushfire management were obtained.
The resulting online documentary combines the recorded memories of some of those who took part in the events, along with an analysis of the impact of the fires and their immediate aftermath. The documentary also provides a vital link to the 2003 bushfires in the same part of Australia.
The documentary, which was funded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Film Victoria, can be viewed on the ABC website.