9 min 10secs of coverage by channel 9 on the horrific Ash Wednesday Bushfires of 1983 ripped from VHS. presented by Brian Naylor (R.I.P)
Article about the 1983 bushfires in Victoria and South Australia. In Victoria, 47 people died, while in South Australia there were 28 deaths. This included 14 Country Fire Authority (CFA) and 3 Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteer fire-fighters who died across both states that day.
A website about fire and emergencies like Ash Wednesday bushfire. This website provides articles and link about the bushfire.
3min 29secs video. The history repeats itself. More than 130 people have perished after devastating bushfires roared across Victoria since 7 Feb 2009, and the latest death toll surpasses the toll from the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, in which 75 people died in Victoria and South Australia, and the Black Friday bushfires of 1939, which killed 71.
Article about the Ash Wednesday bushfire. The El Niño drought over eastern Australia in 1982 led to tinder dry conditions throughout the grasslands and forests of southeastern Australia, this caused the bushfire in 1983.
9 min 30seconds of coverage by channel 9 on the horrific Ash Wednesday Bushfires of 1983 in February, presented by Brian Naylor (R.I.P) with reports by Peter Mitchell and others.