Sunday, 05 July 2020
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A Mallacoota homecoming

A Mallacoota homecoming

Pilot Officer Isabella Filmer did not know what to expect when she recently boarded a flight back to her hometown of Mallacoota for an overnight visit to be reunited with her family.A trainee on basic pilots course at No. 1 Flying Training School at RAAF Base East Sale, she sat alongside returning evacuees and first-responders on board a C-27J Spartan for a flight into Mallacoota.While she was...
Another weekend on high alert

Another weekend on high alert

Marlo residents were on full alert as the threat of bushfire knocked on their backdoor on the weekend, Cape Conran heavily impacted by fire activity.Australian Defence Force personnel were on hand in Marlo at the ready to assist should evacuation become necessary.Fire activity increased in the Bendoc, Cape Conran and Marlo Plains areas over the past few days, due to high temperatures and strong...
Local heritage up in smoke

Local heritage up in smoke

Adding a new chapter to the region’s history books, the widespread bushfires of January 2020 have seen a number of historic landmarks damaged or destroyed.Among the destruction was a section of the historic Wairewa Railway Bridge, the fires leaving about two-thirds of the bridge still standing, including the section that straddles the Wairewa Road.The huge wooden trestle bridge, also known as...
Mallacoota’s CFA’s honour

Mallacoota’s CFA’s honour

Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s tanker led the emergency services contingent of Melbourne’s Australia    Day parade as thousands of Victorians turned out to celebrate the day and pay tribute to the sector that has worked so hard together this bushfire season.Mallacoota CFA captain, Rod Lewis, was among the members to drive more than 10 hours from Mallacoota to take part in the parade....
Orbost’s top citizens honoured

Orbost’s top citizens honoured

Towns across East Gippsland celebrated the nation on Sunday, each in their own way as they begin the recovery from recent bushfires, celebrating all they are grateful for as Australians.“This is possibly the most memorable Australia Day in Orbost’s history. Memorable because as a community we are still reeling from the effects of the worst bushfire experienced in Orbost and district, and...
Small community, big heart

Small community, big heart

Lake Bolac is in Victoria’s Western District, located 100 kilometres west of Ballarat. The township and surrounding areas boasts a population of approximately 350 people tiny, but with a huge heart.In the wake of the bushfires that have ravished East Gippsland and beyond, a few Lake Bolac locals put the idea out that they wanted to assist “over in Gippsland”, a consideration that had great...

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