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Things of Fire and Ash, Remembered

February 2019 is the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, one of the worst natural disasters in the state’s history. As part of this state-wide commemoration the Victoria Police Museum is holding an exhibition throughout 2019.

Things of Fire and Ash, Remembered  pays tribute to the personal journeys and reflections of community members and police officers who experienced the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. It features the stories and portraits of young people from Kinglake and a selection of police officers who served in the fires.

Through portraits by acclaimed photographer Lilli Waters and written personal reflections, this exhibition celebrates the courage and resilience of these people 10 years after the event of 2009.

Museums Victoria is also hosting an exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires at Melbourne Museum. More information on their exhibition can be found here

 

 

Things of Fire and Ash, Remembered
Photography by Lilli Waters

Dark Room: Photographs and stories from Victoria’s 1930s crime scenes

Dark Room features some remarkable images from Victoria Police’s 20th-century crime-scene photography archive.

The photographs document crimes from the 1920s through to the 1940s, and although the events behind many of these scenes are unknown, recent research has unveiled some mysteries and secrets …

Dark Room features images, stories and objects from some of these mysterious crimes.

Photo of an early Melbourne street scene
See some of Victoria Police’s 20th-century crime-scene photography archive from the 1920s through to the 1940s

Reviewed 18 February 2019