Exhibition to remember Victorian bushfires

AIDR staff recently attended From the Heart, an exhibition to mark the tenth anniversary of the disaster at Melbourne Museum.

Recounting the devastating impacts of Black Saturday was a sombre feeling for AIDR staff who recently attended an exhibition to mark the tenth anniversary of the disaster.

From the heart: Remembering the 2009 Victorian Bushfires highlights the strength and resilience of over 75 Victorian communities in the wake of Australia’s most catastrophic natural disaster through photos, stories and objects that have been donated from communities and those on the frontline.

The exhibition is in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and focuses on the processes of ecological recovery and regeneration.

The museum encourages visitors to reflect when moving about the space, and to contribute by adding a message of hope and support to the interactive tree in the centre of the exhibition.

Overall 173 people lost their lives during Black Saturday, which is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant natural disasters.


The exhibition is on display at the Melbourne Museum until 12 May, with free entry available for those impacted by the fires, please request at the Melbourne Museum ticketing desk.