check out our comfortable cushions check out the new remote control Jockey Wheel Learn more about Sat Phone Sales Learn more about Boosters for Mobiles Smartbar Ampfibian Dog Culture travel gear for your dog GemLife over-50s lifestyle resort
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Canberra fires in 2003..


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 4879
Date:
Canberra fires in 2003..


 

Canberra fires 2003..JPG

Aussie Paul. smile

 



Attachments
__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 223
Date:

What a day that was! We had been on a Tag-a-Long 4WD in the High Country visiting as many of the Huts as we could. On the Pinnacles Fire Tower as we chatted with the Duty persons, they saw a lightning strike on Mt Feather Top and that was the start of that series of events. Some days later we camped at the Bulltown vicinity and had to do a runner to Swifts Creek Refuge under RFS orders and eventually got to ACT to be with relatives to experience that monstrous Day. I have been a CFS volunteer on Eyre Peninsula, Montacute (Adelaide Hills) and Woomera variously since 1970's and THAT DAY was the most hairy of all my experiences.
Hats off to ALL the crews and a pity our S.A. bureaucrats do not exempt our volunteers from the Emergency Services Levee which is charged.

__________________


Guru

Status: Online
Posts: 1507
Date:

We drove the 450kms down to Canberra on Thursday to attend a mates funeral service which was held at the Margaret Whitlam Pavillion in the National Arboretum. What a beautiful place for a service, they told us that they built the Arboretum after the fires had destroyed the place in 2003, so I guess at least some good came out of that tragic event. I couldn't work out what the words on the top of the opposite hill said, I was able to read "brown land" but not the first word which someone later told me was "wide" - apparently it's written in Dorothy McKella's own script from her poem My Country.

Cheers

BB



__________________

DavRo

2018 Grand Cherokee Limited - 2016 Retreat Fraser

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
Purchase Grey Nomad bumper stickers Read our daily column, the Nomad News The Grey Nomad's Guidebook