Raging fires swept across southeast Tasmania in January and February of 2013. In the worst fires Tasmania has experienced in over 40 years, more than 200 homes were lost and many others damaged. Whole communities, businesses, utilities and infrastructure were burnt to the ground.
One year after the devastating fires, Red Cross is still there for the Tasman Peninsula, Molesworth and Collinsvale communities as they recover.
"Many people were traumatised when their life's belongings were lost in a flash," says Frank Mamo, a dedicated Red Cross volunteer. Frank drove more than three hours each day to help in a recovery hub in Sorell, Tasmania. Read more.
Treasure and hope amid the ashes
In Dunalley, Bob Brakey looks for anything that has survived in the ashes of his burnt home. Read more.
Red Cross supporting communities: one year on
During the fires more than 150 Red Cross people, both staff and volunteers, helped with the Tasmanian bushfires response, providing personal support and recovery information to approximately 3,000 people affected. A year later, Red Cross is still there, helping the affected communities recover after the fires. Read more.
Photos:Australian Red Cross/Rodney Dekker. Australian Red Cross/Antony Balmain.