′I looked down into where the houses were totally surrounded by a sea of flame and thought, well, that s it, she s all over. Everybody will be killed down there.′ John Hyles, farmer, Namadgi Ranges, ACT.
GREAT AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE STORIES is a collection of remarkable stories from all around Australia that tell of our country′s fiercest natural phenomenon: the bushfire.
Farmers, landowners, fire-fighters and city dwellers recount their experiences of fire. Some stories are funny, some tragic and some courageous but all the storytellers exhibit tenacity and grit in their fight to save their homes, their animals, their towns and, in some cases, their lives. 216pp. First published in 2008