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Real stories from residents of bushfire affected areas

Bron (2012)

Bron (2012)

Bron's weatherboard home was destroyed during the fires in 2009. She and her family thought long and hard about their options for rebuilding, they wanted to rebuild something both strong and beautiful. Bron took on the mighty task of being an owner builder and ended up with a stunning result.

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Peter Auty, Flowerdale resident, talks about the new Flowerdale Bus, 18 months after the Black Saturday bushfires.

Anthony Smith, resident of Kinglake, talks about building his new Nine Star Home in the aftermath of Black Saturday.


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