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Tag Archives: Tales from Tilden and the Wooroloo bushfire

Brigade barbie back

By Claire Ottaviano THE Shire of Mundaring’s annual bushfire brigade barbecue is more than just a casual get together, it is a recognition of the ultimate sacrifices made by firefighting volunteers and their families. The event was approved to go ...

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SES volunteers restoring order in chaos

By Claire Ottaviano FROM fires to floods, the Hills Eastern Region has thrown everything it’s got at local State Emergency Service volunteers these past two months. Mundaring SES volunteer Shaun Jeffery said crews had been nonstop since February 1 from ...

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Garage sale for fire relief fund

By Claire Ottaviano A MAMMOTH garage sale selling tools, equipment and handmade items is being held by the Mundaring Men’s Shed this weekend to raise money for Wooroloo bushfire victims. Vice president David Walker said giving the proceeds of the ...

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Hope in the hills

By Claire Ottaviano A HOUSE full of memories reduced to about the size of a skip bin has not diminished the spirits of one Tilden Park resident who says the Perth Hills community is rallying to help fill the void. ...

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Bushfire victims wrapped in love

By Melissa Sheil THROUGH the Quilts for Wooroloo initiative, it’s now possible to literally wrap someone in love. Fleur Adams and her dedicated team of sewers and seamstresses have produced and sourced hundreds of quilts for residents affected by the ...

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People power

By Claire Ottaviano TWO-and-a-half-year-old Tom Moon’s cheeky grin says it all, Gidgegannup residents are thrilled to be back on the power grid. When the Wooroloo Fire swept through Gidgegannup in the first week of February,  it destroyed 86 homes along ...

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Out of the ashes

By Claire Ottaviano LIKE the Easter lily, the community of Tilden Park is already beginning to rebloom. The pink bell-shaped lily flowers shot up on Tilden Drive resident Rob Robson’s property this week in what he called, the first signs ...

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Long road to recovery

By Claire Ottaviano SEVEN days to the hour since the start of a fire that razed 86 homes, impacted Gidgegannup and Wooroloo residents stood together to start the recovery process. The fire started in Wooroloo on Monday, February 1 and ...

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Bushfire mental health priority

By Claire Ottaviano  THE gravity of the bushfire disaster that hit the region this week will not be measurable in the coming days, weeks or even months. While a physical toll can be counted in the number of homes lost, ...

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