Black Sunday

On the morning of Sunday, January 2nd 1955 Adelaide Hill’s residents awoke to ominously rapidly rising temperatures and howling winds. To make matters worse a dust storm had blown in from the parched agricultural lands to the north. By mid-morning the temperature had climbed past one hundred degrees Fahrenheit and the winds were gusting to over 60 mph. It was about this time that the news spread that a large bushfire had erupted near Anstey Hill.

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