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One Hell of an Inferno

  • 15 Dec 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Central Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • 5

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Mr Geoff Willis, Chairman of Trustees and Ms Janet Carding, Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, invite you to the opening of the poignant exhibition One Hell of an Inferno: the 1967 Tasmanian Bushfires.

On Black Tuesday — 7 February 1967 — 110 fires exploded into an inferno that engulfed south eastern Tasmania in the state’s most catastrophic natural disaster. This exhibition tells the story of the fire, why it occurred, its impact on people, communities and the environment, and how it could happen again. It tells how Tasmanian Aborigines successfully lived with and used fire for thousands of years, and how the Tasmanian environment developed in conjunction with fire. It finishes by showing the beauty of Tasmania’s bush, an environment which is threatened every summer.

This exhibition opening is proudly supported by the Friends of TMAG.

This is the final event on the Friends calendar for 2016 so we hope that you can join us.

RSVP Friday 9 December
Friends Members $20
Foundation and TMAGgots members $20
Non-members $25  
includes refreshments 

Entry via the Watergate, Dunn Place


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