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The National Museum of Australia reopens on 2 June 2020. See Plan your visit for important visitor and safety information.

  • Open
  • Free general admission

On 7 February 2009 soaring temperatures combined with extreme wind gusts to fuel a series of bushfires that swept across Victoria. Their impact was devastating. Over 400,000 hectares of bushland were burnt, 2029 homes were destroyed and 173 people died. While Victoria burned, parts of Queensland were in flood. Cartoonists struggled along with the rest of the community to comprehend the scale of destruction.

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