Black Saturday

Jocelyn Carlin travelled to the area around King Lake, Victoria, in March 2009, a month after the fires of Black Saturday. She documented the destruction she found, and investigated the wider context of the fires, including the growing impact of climate change on this area.

Throughout her journey she was aided by her long lost cousin Harry Carlin, a volunteer for the County Fire Authority with whom she was reunited for the trip. Harry’s narration and Jocelyn’s personal story form a powerful narrative to the piece.

“…thought I’d let you know we made it to Melbourne last night. The fires
are still close, although I believe they’ll not reach the house…”