There's some photos here of the memorial erected to the bushfires in Canberra and a brief article about it here and an article about the fires themselves here.
It pissed down raining on the day the memorial opened. Which to my mind is the best memorial you can get for those who died in a fire.
The one millionth word of English is due to spring into existence this year. How cool is that! Read about it while I eat lunch. I'm so hungry I could eat the crotch out of a low-flying duck.
The changing word: Englsh in modern life