Black Tuesday: 10 years on | GALLERY

It has been 10 years since the Wangary bushfire broke containment lines on January 11, 2005 taking nine lives, destroying 93 homes and causing extensive damage to property and infrastructure.

The fire burnt almost 78,000 hectares and has embedded itself in the history of this region and its people.

The anniversary will be commemorated with a service at the Marble Range Community and Sport Centre at Wangary on Sunday organised by the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council, the Port Lincoln Ministers Association and the CFS.

Ministers association chairman Reverend Benji Callen said the day would reflect the theme of remembering - "Time moves on remember and reflect".

The service will include a number of speakers, a roll call to remember those who died in the bushfire and visual reflections through photographs and video.

Reverend Ruth Buxton will be among the speakers and musician Bill Kannussaar will play. 

There will also be a time of thanks for those people who helped during and after the fire, and different community groups will present an image that represents their involvement.

Reverend Callen said the service was open to the whole community and would give people a chance to remember and reflect on the fire and the past 10 years.

"People might find it helpful for their own hope and healing."

The memorial will be at the Marble Range Community and Sport Centre on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm.

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