Red Tuesday bushfires
|Red Tuesday bushfires|
Gippsland, Sunday night, February 20th, 1898 (John Longstaff)
|Location||South Gippsland, Victoria|
|Date(s)||1 February 1898|
|Burned area||260,000 hectares|
The Red Tuesday bushfires took place on 1 February 1898 in South Gippsland, Victoria. The bushfires claimed 12 lives, destroyed over 2,000 buildings and affected about 15,000 people, leaving 2,500 homeless. A total area of 2,600 square kilometres (1,004 sq mi) of bushland and farmland was destroyed by the fires.
- State Library of Victoria's Bushfires in Victoria Research Guide Guide to locating books, government reports, websites, statistics, newspaper reports and images about the Red Tuesday fires.