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The Bushfires
The bushfires have, thankfully, calmed down. But digging bodies from the rubble continues... :-(

They're now reporting thirty people died in the town of Strathewen, the town four of my cousin's grew up in. I'm somewhat anxious to know if their old house survived, I'm guessing not.

I suspect my aunt will be going to LOTS of funerals when she gets back from Cambodia, they jet back in on Sunday.

The death toll is sitting at 181, which is mind-boggling. That's worse than Cyclone Tracy, worse than Ash Wednesday, worse than the Bali Bombings. And worse still, most of it happened so close I could almost see it...

On a bright note, there has been one lucky survivor