Tuesday January 28, 2020

Australian bushfires: ‘A wasteland after the apocalypse’

Residents affected by the Australian bushfires report feeling anger, grief and despair – but also resilience and renewed community spirit

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

12th January, 2020

Francesca Winterson could hear the flames roaring outside her radio station in the tiny Australian town of Mallacoota.

That morning, December 30, instead of preparing for the next day’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, the broadcaster and the rest of the residents of Mallacoota had either evacuated or had been isolated by the fires burning around them.

The town lies on the east coast of Australia, at the mouth of the Wallagaraugh River...

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