Forest Fire Victoria (Inc.) GALLERY 1

FIRST SETTLEMENT

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February 6, 1851- "Black Thursday" - day of terror.

From the Wimmera to the sea, and from Portland to the fringe of Gippsland....practically no area escaped. Worst effected were Plenty Range, Westernport and Dandenong districts, and practically all area thence to the South Australian border. (Foley J C)

Oil by William Strutt - "Black Thursday" - from "Australian Painters" (Hamlyn 1976), kind permission of New HollandPublishers Sydney.