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Black Saturday at Steels Creek free pdf The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people - wreaking a greater human toll than any other fire in Australia's history. Ten of those victims died in Steels Creek, a small community on Melbourne's outskirts. It was a beautiful place, which its residents had long treasured and loved. By the evening of 7 February 2009, it felt like a battlefield. Prize-winning historian Peter Stanley tells the dramatic stories of this small piece of country on that one terrifying evening - of epic fights to save houses, of escapes, and of deaths. He also tells the tale of a community - of people's attachments to the valley and to each other - and how, over the weeks and years that followed, they lived with the aftermath of the fire. The most detailed account of any one community to emerge from the fire, Black Saturday at Steels Creek shows what Black Saturday means not only for Steels Creek, but also for Australia as a whole.

About Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley has published 25 books, mainly in Australian military social history, such as Tarakan, Quinn's Post, and Men of Mont St Quentin (also published by Scribe). In 2011, he jointly won the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History for Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder, and the Australian Imperial Force.

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Author : Peter Stanley
Publisher : Scribe Publications
Data Published : 24 April 2013
ISBN : 1922070335
EAN : 9781922070333
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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