Black Summer revisited: meet the survivors of Australia's devastating 2019-2020 bushfires rebuilding their lives one day at a time

John Hanscombe
Updated December 29 2021 - 8:09am, first published December 28 2021 - 8:00pm

"Just stay there for a second," she says, as I stand in the middle of the road surveying the burnt trees, the ale coloured sky, dense with smoke, the dreadful silence, the heat pulsing off the ground.

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John Hanscombe

John Hanscombe

National reporter, Australian Community Media

Four decades in the media, working in print and television. Formerly editor of the South Coast Register and Milton Ulladulla Times. Based on the South Coast of NSW.