Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On the road to new growth and recovery

We travelled from the Yarra Valley to Mansfield via Marysville, which is in the Shire of Murrindindi in Victoria, Australia. The town, which previously had a population of around 500 people was devastated by the Murrindindi Mill bushfire, Black Saturday on 7 February 2009.  Around 90% of the town's buildings were destroyed and 45 people died. As we drove through we felt very emotional. and noticed  new growth on alot of the trees and new buildings being erected. I hope the town finds stability and peace once again.

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