Saturday, 22 February 2020
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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...
Feelings of isolation

Feelings of isolation

When Cann River residents gathered last Thursday to discuss their situation as a town isolated by the affects of bushfire, they were not happy.Cann River had been isolated since late December when bushfires ravaged its surrounds. The town’s perimeter has been burnt. It did not take long for its residents to feel forgotten as they watched efforts being made to get people evacuated from Mallacoota...
Premier on the ground for fire effort

Premier on the ground for fire effort

Premier Daniel Andrews, Head of Bush Fire Recovery Victoria, Ken Lay, Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett, and CFA Deputy Chief Officer, Stephanie Rotarangi, visited the Orbost Incident Control Centre (ICC) and surrounds on Sunday to witness firsthand the results the emergency service agencies are achieving in the wake of the recent fires.Escorted by Forest Fire Management Victoria...

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