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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Without Warning
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'Jane O'Connor and husband Sean moved to Kinglake, 65 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, 16 years ago. They were drawn by the lush native bush, the space to raise their beloved animals, and the close-knit community. On Saturday 7 February 2009, Jane and her family were sweltering through one of the hottest summer days on record, listening with concern to reports of fires sweeping through Kilmore and Wandong, 50 kilometres to their east and - according to the reports - heading south. But as the clouds of smoke loomed closer, and became tinged with a colour that from experience heralded danger, they realised that the fire was in fact heading towards them. But by then it was too late to evacuate; they were trapped as the firestorm swept towards them, obliterating everything in its ferocious path. Without Warning details the horrifying events of that day as Jane and her family fought for their lives in the face Australia's worst natural disaster. It details how they survived the day and the immediate aftermath, living in a landscape of death before emergency crews could reach them. Lucky to be alive, they then had to grapple with the grief and destruction of their community, and find a way to survive the even longer journey of recovery and rebuilding.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Works about this Work

Heart of the Inferno Ross Southernwood , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 March 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
Out of the Ashes Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
A Paradise in Flames Adrian Hyland , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 20-21) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
A Paradise in Flames Adrian Hyland , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 20-21) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
Out of the Ashes Roy Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
Heart of the Inferno Ross Southernwood , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 March 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Without Warning Jane O'Connor , 2010 single work autobiography
Last amended 8 Feb 2010 14:56:35
Subjects:
  • Whittlesea area, Melbourne Outer North, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 2009
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