As our communities prepare to observe the 10th anniversary
of Black Saturday, Mountain Monthly brings residents and
visitors the following guide to commemorative events and
If you wish to obtain further details of any of the events listed,
please contact the appropriate organisers.
Additional health and well-being supports are being provided
across the anniversary period and are outlined in our guide, along
with emergency and crisis numbers.
Part of the ‘Re
Black Saturday survivor, Melanie Harris-Brady’s story of her personal journey of recovery over the past 10 years is due to be released in her book ‘Ten Years On’. Having lost her home and raising a young daughter alone, Melanie found that what came out of the garden - making jams and chutneys - became her therapy.
Each year, around 7 February, her family and friends would gather to turn the kitchen into a food production effort. Her stalwart friend became her husband, a new