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.
- "Major Bushfires in Victoria". Department of Sustainability and Environment. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- "South Gippsland, Victoria: Bushfires". EMA Disasters Database. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
- "Bushfire history". Victoria State Government. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
- 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.