Snapshot gallery

Launch of Summoning the Whirlwind (MPU) in November,

(Cover photo of Summoning the Whirlwind by Katherine E. Seppings, launch photo by Wilma Brantner.)


JOan at desk 2011 cropped

Joan -Katherines at 50th

With my daughter Katherine Seppings, who urged me to write The Complete Australian Bushfire Book and who illustrated it and The Complete Bushfire Safety Book.

2015-07-31 Claire and Joan at Govt House

With my daughter Claire Seppings, at Government House, Victoria, 2015, to receive her Churchill Fellowship award.

1986 Launch of The Complete Australian Bushire Book -1

Launch of The Complete Australian Bushfire Book, November 1986. Top -L-R: me, Joan Webster, my cousin Dale Hosking, my niece Fiona Webster. Bottom – L-R: my daughters Claire and Katherine Seppings either side of me.

1986 Launch of The Complete Australian Bushire Book 2

Joan 60

Keynote speaker, NSW Rural ire Brigades Association AGM, 1987.

Joan with Mayors of Port Elizabeth S Africa

Joan member of South Africa's fire service Guest speaker at the 10th International Congress of the South African Fire Services Institute, March, 1990. Receiving Freedom of the City of Port Elizabeth, South Africa from Mayor. Honorary member of the Fire Service, complete with fire helmet.

2000 Joan 71st birthday Annie-Maya

With my grancdaughters Annie and Maya, 1999.

booklaunch Tips 2001 John Melia

Book launch Essential Bushfire Safety Tips 1st edition (Random House 2001) by John Melia, Country Fire Authority Victoria Community Safety Manager.

Book launch Tips 2008 Bob Cameron MP

Book launch of Essential Bushfire Safety Tips 2nd edition, (CSIRO 2008) by Bob Cameron MP, Minister for Emergency Services.


With Fran Bayley, Federal MP for McEwan, 2009, whose huge electorate includes the Black Saturday areas of Kilmore, Kinglake and Marysville, has taken a great interest in my work.


Celebrating Australia Day 2010. With bushfire survivor and greatest friend Ann Quinton, who nominated me for an OAM, just announced.

Copy of Katherine Claire Maya Joan Annie- Saff's 095

Celebrating Australia Day 2010. L-R back row: my daughters Katherine and Claire Seppings. Bottom row: Granddaughters Maya Pearson and Annie Irving either side of me.

2010 Joan with Governor

Government House Victoria, 2010. Receiving the Order of Australia Medal ‘For service to the Community for raising awareness of bushfire safety’.

2010 Joan at Government House close-up

Government House Victoria, 2010.


Government House Victoria, 2010.

2012-11-03 Launch Tips - Joan Maree Edwards MLA

With Maree Edwards, MP, launching Essential Bushfire Safety Tips, 3rd edition, (CSIRO 2012). October 2012.

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Webster_Joan_Bushfire Tips_book launch_Castlemaine library_20121103_0007 Book launch, Essential Bushfire Safety Tips, 3rd edition, (CSIRO 2012)


Daylesford Town Hall, Victoria, 2014, answering questions after having given talk and presentation.

1951 RMH Ward 2 East Nurses station Sister Joan Webster cropped

Sister in charge Ward 2 East, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 1952

Joan 18 1948 Nurse

Completed year 1 of nursing training, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 1948, aged 19.


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