Red Tuesday Bushfire

1st February 1898

Where and when did this happen?

The Red Tuesday bushfires took place on 1 February 1898 in South Gippsland, Victoria.

How bad was the damage?

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 of bushland and farmland was destroyed by the fires.