Gallery Back Save Relics from our darkest day facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More Some Canberrans held onto relics from their houses which were destroyed in the 2003 bushfires. Previous slide Next slide Jane Smyth kept this children's donkey engine after sifting through the rubble of her Chapman home. Photo: Fairfax Media Gail and Laurence Buchanan lifted Gail's mother, Kath Leggatt, out of these slippers when rescuing her from Somerset Street in Duffy. The slippers were all that remained the next day. Photo: Melissa Adams Chris Spence had his Ash Wednesday Trivial Pursuit card laminated. Photo: Dean Osland Liz Tilley and John Flannery, here with sons Conor, 15, and Patrick, 17, searched long and hard for their brass gargoyle door knocker after their Warragamba Avenue home burnt. It's now on the new front door. Photo: Melissa Adams Liz Tilley and John Flannery, here with sons Conor, 15, and Patrick, 17, searched long and hard for their brass gargoyle door knocker after their Warragamba Avenue home burnt. It's now on the new front door. Photo: Melissa Adams Pat and Sarah Moloney managed to sift out this horse statue and the charred timber house number from Warragamba Avenue. Photo: Melissa Adams Ric Hingee's coin collection is now an artwork after a fire-proof safe didn't live up to its promise. Photo: Fairfax Media Peter Prammer held on to his twisted racing bike frame after his Duffy home was destroyed. Photo: Fairfax Media Jeremy Lasek and his wife Dorte Ekelund can still raise a smile when looking a their retrieved cookbook, Barbecue and Outdoor Entertaining. Photo: Graham Tidy of More Galleries Previous Next New Northbourne avenue trees arrive. BBen Quilty "The longest war" at the War Memorial Orexi by Baxevanis, the new Restaurant at Canberra's Hellenic Club Miss Ink competition to be held in Canberra. The National Portrait Gallery unveils a new portrait of dance legend. The Scott 24hr mountain bike race Braidwood Open Gardens- Millpond Farm. ACT Olympians and Paralympians officially welcomed back to Canberra.