Wednesday, 19 February 2020
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Fish kill on the Snowy

Fish kill on the Snowy

Locals and visitors to Marlo in the past week who have wondered down to the water may have seen a distressing sight as hundreds of dead fish have floated ashore.James Costello, at the Marlo General Store, said the mass fish kill may have happened had the estuary not been reopened last week, but believes the flushing out of the fresh water with the opening contributed to the fish kill.“The river...
Governor of Victoria pays a visit

Governor of Victoria pays a visit

With a keen interest to visit the fire-ravaged Far East Gippsland town of Mallacoota, Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by her husband, Anthony Howard AM QC, made the trip last Thursday, February 6.The couple received a warm welcome from the emergency service members who gathered at Mallacoota CFA station to meet her.Her Excellency is the first...
A Mallacoota homecoming

A Mallacoota homecoming

Pilot Officer Isabella Filmer did not know what to expect when she recently boarded a flight back to her hometown of Mallacoota for an overnight visit to be reunited with her family.A trainee on basic pilots course at No. 1 Flying Training School at RAAF Base East Sale, she sat alongside returning evacuees and first-responders on board a C-27J Spartan for a flight into Mallacoota.While she was...
Another weekend on high alert

Another weekend on high alert

Marlo residents were on full alert as the threat of bushfire knocked on their backdoor on the weekend, Cape Conran heavily impacted by fire activity.Australian Defence Force personnel were on hand in Marlo at the ready to assist should evacuation become necessary.Fire activity increased in the Bendoc, Cape Conran and Marlo Plains areas over the past few days, due to high temperatures and strong...
Local heritage up in smoke

Local heritage up in smoke

Adding a new chapter to the region’s history books, the widespread bushfires of January 2020 have seen a number of historic landmarks damaged or destroyed.Among the destruction was a section of the historic Wairewa Railway Bridge, the fires leaving about two-thirds of the bridge still standing, including the section that straddles the Wairewa Road.The huge wooden trestle bridge, also known as...
Mallacoota’s CFA’s honour

Mallacoota’s CFA’s honour

Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s tanker led the emergency services contingent of Melbourne’s Australia    Day parade as thousands of Victorians turned out to celebrate the day and pay tribute to the sector that has worked so hard together this bushfire season.Mallacoota CFA captain, Rod Lewis, was among the members to drive more than 10 hours from Mallacoota to take part in the parade....

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