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'67 Bushfires Storymap

Click on the map image to be directed to the Storymap. Tip- the map is viewed best in Google Chrome web browser.

See images on the right for the various events and activities to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the 1967 Bushfires in February 2017.

The video feature of the Fern Tree Reunion event held on 6 February 2017 is courtesy of ABC News Hobart.


We want your Black Tuesday story to add to the ’67 Bushfires Storymap. Write or create your own digital story and send to Lesley King

Here are a few ABC Open tips for recording your own digital story using a mobile and tablet device-

Make a video on your mobile in five shots or less-

How to make a simple video on a phone or tablet-

Recording audio of your story with a smartphone pdf-

The '67 Bushfires Share Your Story Project is a commemorative project by the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods of Tasmania Fire Service and has been made possible with our partners at Bendigo Bank, TasNetworks, ABC Hobart, Cascade Brewery, Hydro Tasmania, Brighton Council, Kingborough Council, Derwent Valley Council, Glenorchy City Council, Huon Valley Council and Clarence City Council.


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