Sunday 17th November 2019
36 Fraser St Clunes VIC 3370

Author Peg Fraser

Chair  Barb Curzon-Siggers

Winner of the Oral History Award, 2019 Victorian Community History Awards.

The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One hundred and seventy-three people lost their lives, the greatest number from any bushfire event in this nation’s history.⁠

In the wake of this tragedy much media and public commentary emphasised recovery, resilience, community, self-sufficiency and renewed determination. Peg Fraser, working as a Museum Victoria curator with survivors in the small settlement of Strathewen, listened to these stories but also to other, more challenging narratives.⁠

Join us on the 17th of November to hear author Peg Fraser in conversation with Barb Curzon-Siggers at 2pm in The Warehouse, 36 Fraser Street, Clunes. This is our last BOS for the year so don’t miss it.⁠

Books will be available for purchase and signing at this FREE event