Victoria, Mt Disappointment
The best known common name for the Xanthorrhoea is blackboy. This name refers to the purported similarity in appearance of the trunked species to an Aboriginal boy holding an upright spear. Some people now consider this name to be offensive, or at least belonging to the past, preferring instead grasstree.
Mt Disappointment State Forest Victoria. This area was ravaged by bushfire on February 7, 2009. "Black Saturday". In total 174 people died that day. This photo was taken in October 2010. It is all still recovering and will be for many years.
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