Today in Australian History - Saturday, February 2009 - Today marks the start of the horrific Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, which eventually kills 173 and 414 were injured. Click photo for more info.
A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in Koalas will drink water if there is a bush fire or it is too hot. Normally they get their water from eating eucalyptus leaves.
WEEPING people fled the courtroom today as emotional amateur footage was played depicting the moment a deadly Black Saturday "fire tornado", which killed more than 100 people, approached St Andrews homes.