Bushfire Education Foundation Inc

Bushfires in Our History
1939 - Black Friday

The 13 January 1939 Black Friday fires in Victoria are considered one of the worst natural bushfires in the world. Almost 20,000 km2 (2,000,000 ha) of land was burnt, 71 people died, several towns were entirely destroyed.

Bill Cuzens

Bill Cuzens, 90 year old former Marysville resident, remembers the Black Friday bushfires.