In commemoration of the 20 year anniversary
of Ash Wednesday, Anglesea Online has produced a website dedicated
to preserving the stories and memories of those who's lives
were effected by this natural disaster. This site was inspired
by the booklet 'The Ashes of Memory', printed in 1993, by
the Anglesea Creative Writing Group. There are copies available
at the Anglesea Newsagent.
Many of the people who contributed to this booklet
are no longer with us. It is to them and their memory that
this site is dedicated.
There is one additional story to-date written
by John Norton. At the time of the fire he was working for
the Forest Commission, now known as the The Department of
Natural Resources and the Environment, as a summer fire fighter.
His is a personal account of facing the fire in the line of
duty as it tore its way from Lorne to Anglesea...read>>
If you would like to contribute please send
your story to