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  • Currowan

  • A Story of Fire and a Community During Australia’s Worst Summer
  • By: Bronwyn Adcock
  • Narrated by: Olivia Beardsley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins

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By: Bronwyn Adcock
Narrated by: Olivia Beardsley
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Ignited by a lightning strike in a remote forest, the Currowan fire was one of the most terrifying episodes of Australia's Black Summer. It burnt for 74 days, consuming nearly 5,000 square kilometres of land, destroying well over 500 homes and leaving many people shattered.

In the aftermath, there were questions. Why were resources so few that many faced the flames alone? Why was there back-burning on a day of extreme fire danger? Why weren’t they better prepared?

Bronwyn Adcock fled the inferno with her children. Her husband, firefighting at the front, rang with a plea for help before his phone went dead, leaving her to fear whether he would make it out alive. Now Bronwyn tells her story, and those of many others - what they saw, thought and felt as they battled that blaze of never-before-seen intensity.

©2021 Bronwyn Adcock (P)2022 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 03-02-23

Excellent extraordinary historical event so well documented

I raced through the book just as the bushfires raced through the hectares of forests. My heart raced at the stories that kept unfolding. Very well researched and highly informative and deeply moving.