Bushfire survivors asked to share their stories

THE Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is embarking on a digital story project to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Black Tuesday fires in 1967.

People who lived through the fires are invited to record their experiences in a video booth at the Clarence Jazz Festival on 27 and 28 February 2016.

The collection of edited stories will feature on the “Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods” section of the TFS website and form part of a major exhibition at the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery in 2017.

Stories, photos and artefacts will also be incorporated into the Tasmanian archives.

The project is supported by sponsorship partners Bendigo Bank, TasNetworks, ABC, Cascade Brewery, Hydro Tasmania, Brighton Council, Kingborough Council, Derwent Valley Council, Glenorchy City Council, Huon Valley Council and Clarence City Council.

More information on the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program can be found online at www.fire.tas.gov/brn