Stories from the Australian Bushfires

Just One Person

The world has enough stories about what has and is happening through and in the aftermath of the devastating Australian bushfires of 2019/2020. We have been bombarded at all levels by the Media, the Government and Charities.

This simple website is put out there by just one person who wishes to highlight the stories and experiences of just one person, one family, one community. Views from behind the scenes.

NOTE: more stories will be added as time allows...

David's Story

Path To Recovery

David is a 2nd generation local from Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. Read more about his story of bushfire survival, loss, despair and his steps towards recovery in the aftermath of the Australian bush fire season 2019 / 2020.

David Crooke Braidwood Bushfires NSW Australia


Possessions and work gear - lost to bushfires NSW Australia

Saving houses bushfires Batemans Bay nsw Australia


Protecting and saving a mate's house

Tradesman Turned Volunteer


Getting ready to fight more fires and someone loots his trailer!

MENTAL HEALTH / Trauma Recovery

The Unseen Toll

As the days of destruction and horror turned into weeks and then months the unbearable burden of loss, grief and ongoing hardship has affected the bushfire victims deeply.

The outpouring of love, care, support and help has been amazing towards the people and communities that have been through so much, but many cannot sleep at night. Many more just cannot function yet.

Things are just not that simple, there is a long road to recovery.

Australians are tough, good will come, but life will look very different for so many. Let's check on or neighbours, friends and families. Help them to hang in there to see a brighter day.

Do You Have A Story?

If you are just one person who has a story to share about your experience through the Australian Bushfires 2019/2020 and would like to share a story here, please contact me to see if it meets my vision - I am just one person like you.

Sharing stories from the Australian Bushfires

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