Many in the Tasmanian community can still relate a story of the 1967 Tasmanian bushfires (Black Tuesday) based on their firsthand experience of the disaster. Others have had stories passed down to them through older relatives. Throughout 2016, the Tasmania Fire Service Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program toured a video booth to collect stories.
In commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the disaster, these stories are now available online as part of the '67 Bushfires Storymap. A small number of excerpts are available below; the full online resource contains over 250 stories. This project was made possible with assistance from Tasmania Fire Service partners at 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.