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Bushfire Devastates Australian Town

A fast-moving blaze destroyed 128 homes in Yarloop, a town in Western Australia.

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On January 6, 2016, the predictions became reality when lightning triggered a fire in Lane Poole Reserve. The blaze spread rapidly, moving southwest until it overran Yarloop, a small town about 120 kilometers south of Perth. In the process, the fire destroyed 128 homes and 41 other structures, including bridges and community buildings, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

 

 

Discover Western Australia

Discover Western Australia

Discover Western Australia offers travellers and visitors a glimpse of the astonishing variety of attractions this vast state has to offer. From its tropical north to the cool temperate south, Western Australia is a land of stunning contrasts. Jocelyn Burt explores some of the well-known tourist destinations as well as uncovering more out-of-the-way locations. Capturing the natural beauty of the landscape, her striking photographs will inspire everyone to discover for themselves the essential and precious freedom of Western Australia.

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Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia by Peter Warburton. Originally published in 1873

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