Australia, 1961

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This film shows the bushfires which wiped out the town of Dwellingup and Nangabrook in Western Australia in January 1961. From the first outbreaks through the five day bushfire raging through jarrah forest, pasture and townships. The volunteer firefighters in action, attempts to plough or burn firebreaks, the trail of damage left behind, the relief work, rebuilding and new growth after the fire.

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