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This, the first in a series entitled 'Epics of the Bush', tells of the three terrible fires which took lives and property in Victoria. It uses excerpts from the newspaper reports of the time. It describes the horror and bravery and explains how Victorians realised the need for a volunteer fire-fighting organization in Victoria.

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  • Appears in:
    y The Queenslander 20 October 1937 Z1740421 1937 newspaper issue 1937 pg. 3,48
Last amended 15 Nov 2010 08:57:29
Subjects:
  • Western Port Bay area, Victoria,
  • Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Bellarine Peninsula (Greater Geelong), Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
  • Cape Otway, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
  • Mount Macedon, Gisborne - Woodend area, Sunbury - Kyneton area, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Kilmore area, Seymour - Kilmore area, Northern Victoria, Victoria,
  • South Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria,
  • Belgrave, Upwey - Belgrave area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Healesville area, Yea - Eildon - Warburton area, Melbourne Outer North, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Warburton area, Yea - Eildon - Warburton area, Melbourne Outer North, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1851
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