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What were the Black Saturday bush fires like?
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Rebuilding the school was a priority

How rebuilding the Strathewen Primary School helped a town recover from Black Saturday.

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Imagine your school was destroyed by a bush fire. What would that mean to you?

Hey Firestormers!

Remember that schools, not just houses, can be destroyed by bush fires.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Recover,
  • People,
  • After a bush fire,
  • Black Saturday bush fires,
  • Re-building after a fire


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

The people who survived Black Saturday needed help and were desperate for others to hear their story.

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