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A true battler

As a boy, Les Dovaston spent weekends in Healesville and rode the steam train from Lilydale to Healesville with his uncle, the train’s fireman....

Flag’s symbolic return

“It’s symbolic of what’s gone on here in the last 10 years and that’s a resilient community rebuilding, rising out of the ashes.” The Australian...

It’s only 10 years

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. I was a very young journo facing the biggest story of the area, and my career,...

Sanctuary under seige

 Gerry Ross remembers embers falling from a night-like sky into the Healesville Sanctuary grounds on Black Saturday. The sanctuary’s life sciences manager of animal health...

Donations still support

Financial support for communities impacted by the Black Saturday fires is continuing. In January, the 36 projects shared $555,963 through the Grants for Resilience and...

The GAP is back

One of the first visible signs of bushfire recovery is often a green shoot on a burnt trunk or new fronds on a tree...

The new Marysville

As you drive to Marysville along the Black Spur, there at first are no signs of the devastation that the ferocious 2009 bushfires inflicted...

Lessons learnt from resilience

On 8 February 2009 I woke up to my mobile phone vibrating beside my head. It was my news editor calling and, bleary-eyed, I could...

Tsunami of fire

Terry Ross spent three decades rebuilding a 1946 Chevy ute. “My dad was a Chevrolet fan. It was always Chevs in our family,” he said. “I...

My memories of fire and fury

The images I saw while flying over the Yarra Ranges on Sunday 8 February 2009 are seared into my mind, as vivid today as...

We must remember

This special edition to mark 10 years since Black Saturday has come from the heart. It’s been a painstaking process, from poring over our coverage...

Bushfires near Buxton

 There are two small bushfires burning in the Black Range State Forest, 10 kilometres south-west of Buxton. The CFA has issued an advice message from...

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Hot pies for SES

Volunteers at the Healesville State Emergency Services were fortunate enough to receive a refurbished pie warmer from the Men’s Shed in Badger Creek. Mario Herodotus,...

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