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Fern Tree Under Fire Exhibition @Huon LINC

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Huonville, TAS 7109

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FERN TREE UNDER FIRE

On 7 February 2017 it was 50 years since Tasmania's worst bushfire disaster. The suburb of Fern Tree and nearby settlements were devastated. Dominating the Fern Tree story is the experience of fire refugees who, early in the afternoon of Black Tuesday, gathered at the community’s only open space, in front of the Fern Tree Hotel, a large two-storey timber structure that had stood for 65 years.

As fire closed in on all sides and smoke turned day into night, some 200 people prepared to die. They all survived because a wind change allowed rescue trucks to carry them away from the burning hotel in a terrifying, unforgettable journey through burning bush to Hobart.

To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the 1967 bush fires, the Fern Tree Community Association has produced an exhibition titled 'Fern Tree Under Fire - Black Tuesday on the Mountain'.

This exhibit being held at Huon LINC, will feature photographs, an audio visual display, artifacts and personal stories from some of the 200 Fern Tree residents, who were evacuated from the historic Fern Tree Hotel only minutes before the fires ravaged the area. The exhibit will be on display during the month of June and is free. For more information please contact Huon LINC 6121 7010.

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