Back in autumn 2003 I went on a tour round the wineries on the eastern side of town with the other half. On that tour we bought a Gidgee Estate ‘Bush Fire Red’ made from the 2002 vintage that had been smoke damaged in its barrels in January 2003. The proceeds went to the Wamboin [...]
So as you are no doubt already thoroughly sick of hearing it’s been ten years today since the 2003 bushfires turned the sky black and rained fire on the city while our leaders dithered.
It seems everything that could possibly said has been said.
But if you’ve got a remembrance you’d like to add knock yourself [...]
[ 18 January, 2013 to 18 February, 2013. ]
With the 10th anniversary of the 2003 bushfires tomorrow there’s a lot happening on top of Mount Stromlo.
The Centenary of Canberra in 2013 coincides with the ten year anniversary of the 2003 bushfires that devastated Canberra.
Scope Mount Stromlo is hosting an exhibition from January 18 2013 that will commemorate the destruction, recovery and renewal of [...]
I’m looking for suggestions for dishes which would be appropriate for a dinner to commemorate the 10year anniversary of the Canberra bushfires this Friday, 18 January.
While the obvious thing may be to take the family out to Smoque, I figure they’ll be crowded and it should be possible to produce something creatively appropriate. [...]
This just in and worthy of your attention:
Grab your optical tools and get outdoors!!
Scope at Mt Stromlo is looking for big, beautiful and unique images of the Weston Creek and Cotter Region to be part of Past Present Future – 10 Year Bushfire Anniversary Exhibition.
Emphasis is placed on the present: how our community has [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is asking for your thoughts on how to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2003 fires in the centenary year:
“I visited the Bushfire Memorial in Weston Creek this morning to pay my respects to those who lost their lives and the thousands more among us who were affected in some way,” Ms [...]
The ABC brings word that resolution of the dim and distant 2003 bushfires litigation has receded even further.
Today the hearing was adjourned until October to allow the parties to resolve procedural issues and categorise more than 700 plaintiff documents into historical and operational evidence, including who was present during the fires and what their [...]
The ABC has a lengthy story (byline and subheads and all) on the withdrawal of the Tener family from the marathon litigation stemming from the 2003 bushfires.
Possibly of more interest is this bit:
The Tener family is now the fourth group of plaintiffs to pull out of proceedings within the last eight months, after the [...]
As we all know, the 2003 fires happened a long, long time ago, in fact for me it now seems to be a lifetime ago. And yet we see that more than 600 plaintiffs, including victims and insurance companies, will take a case to the ACT Supreme Court on Monday for compensation regarding the fires.