Australian Fire Tragedy

Touring Australia is on my list of places I most want to visit during my lifetime.  In fact, if I could live anywhere else, I would love to live in Australia.  So, with the current Australian wildfire tragedy, I wanted to write a post about  recent events.

Blog visitor Veronica Treen, is a quilter in Western Australia where she lives with her family.  She has kindly been sending me updates of what is happening and sending me lots of photos, too.  Here are pictures making their way around the internet:

koala seeking water inside a garage

koala seeking water inside a garage

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The female koala, now named Sam, was taken by the firefighters for medical care.  The LATimes did a followup story on Sam.

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Whole towns have been wiped out because the fire spread so quickly due to high winds.  This was an arson fire, which is appalling.

Veronica tells me that Australia has a Red Cross for people around the world to donate to, if they are touched by this tragedy.  Perhaps, she will post a comment with links for individuals who want to help.  Veronica, will you also link to the Australian site for Animal Rescue, too?  Veronica responds:

We are all devistated by these fires many of us crying while viewing tv footage which seems never ending.
One arsonist has been taken into custody and charged while the search goes on for another.

Appropriate websites should anyone wish to make a donation are:

http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm

http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php

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Take care, wherever you live.

4 thoughts on “Australian Fire Tragedy

  1. Sad this has happened there… on the topic of places to live… being the foodie I am.. I don’t think i would live in Australia.. I have heard the cuisine is not very exciting.. LOL

  2. We are all devistated by these fires many of us crying while viewing tv footage which seems never ending.
    One arsonist has been taken into custody and charged while the search goes on for another.

    Appropriate websites should anyone wish to make a donation are:

    http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm

    http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php

    In response to faith’s comment on food. Don’t worry, there is plenty to keep the foodies happy down here:) Food markets in Melbourne, Victoria in particular. Do a web search on Melbourne food markets and check it out! YUM

  3. I am heartbroken over this senseless loss of life, both human and animal. I was reading yesterday about the millions of animals that have, and are still, perishing. Many will starve to death. It’s just horrendous.

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