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Booklet - 'Ash Wednesday', The Age & The Adelaide Advertiser, Victoria, 1983 Document Reg. No: HT 26327

Booklet titled 'Ash Wednesday', jointly published by the Melbourne Age and Adelaide Advertiser in 1983. This booklet records the magnitude of the Ash Wednesday bushfires that took place on Wednesday 16th February,1983. It describes, through newspaper articles and associated imagery, how Victorian and South Australian towns were affected on this day and how they coped with the aftermath. The proceeds of the publication were donated to the bushfire relief in both Victoria and South Australia.
96 paged saddle stitched booklet with 6 page gate fold cover. Printed in combined black and white and full colour throughout. Cover has full bleed image of forest trees on fire. Title text is red and white reversed out of cover image.
Statement Of Significance:
Up until the time of Black Saturday, the Ash Wednesday bushfires were considered the most significant Victorian bushfire event in recent memory. This similar tragedy happened some 26 years before Black Saturday. The booklet documents the effects of bushfires on communities during and post disaster and draws vivid similarities from this experience. This booklet also reveals changes to fundraising publications over time.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Mr David Crotty - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 276 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: newspapers, bushfires, ash wednesday bushfires 1983, bushfire prevention, fundraising events
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Ash Wednesday... / WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1983 / $5 / All profits for the Victorian and South Australian Bushfire Appeals
Publisher: The Age (Newspaper), Australia, 1983
Publisher: The Adelaide Advertiser, Australia, 1983

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