Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright
Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales | Licence: Out of copyright

Black Thursday 1850 The Track of Death

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Victoria, Australia

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The state of Victoria was devastated by the Black Thursday bushfires in 1851, partly as a result of intense drought the year before. Twelve people died along with millions of livestock and wild animals. This picture is presumably misdated by the artist to 1850.