Australia Fires.

Thu, Feb 13th 2020 at 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Weekly meeting at the Saracens Head Hotel, Great Dunmow. This week with a thoughtful discussion on the recent fires in Australia.


Australia fires update.

This week a member brought along a "Bushfires Photographic Special" from an Australian publication "GoodWeekend" of January 25th, 2020.  The pictures from which very much brought home the destructive power of the fires and how much our donation to the Rotary Club of Bairndale is needed to aid the reconstruction.

The pictures shown from the publication have been included by kind permission of GoodWeekend publications.

Australia Burns - A fire truck escaping an inferno whipped up by sudden 80km/h winds in Orangeville, near Campbelltown in Sydney's far southwest, in December 2019. Photo : Nick Moir.

Fighting the fires - ACT firefighters bringing the North Black Range fire near Braidwood, NSW, under control in early December 2019. It flared up again just days later. Photo : Alex Ellinghausen.

The destruction of the fires - Volunteer firefighter, Anika Crancey at the ruins of her home near Cobargo, NSW, in January 2020, destroyed by the Badja Forest Road fire which killed a father and son. Photo : Kiran Ridley.

Complete destruction - A building in Cudgewa, Victoria, lies in ruins after fires swept through the Upper Murray town in January 2020. Photo : Eddie Jim.


 

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