Morton Fire 2020: Bushfire Archive Project
This digital collection records the Bundanoon community’s experience of Black Summer 2019/2020, as captured and recorded by the Bundanoon History Group’s (BHG) Bushfire Archive Project.
The Bushfire Archive Project ran from January 2020 to June 2022. It was funded by a grant from the Oral History Society of New South Wales, supported by volunteers of the Bundanoon History Group.
Click here to read about the project, its findings and the history of fire in Bundanoon.
Video – Bundanoon Voices
Capturing oral histories formed a major component of the bushfire archive project. Despite the restrictions of COVID, BHG volunteers were able to interview 33 people to record their responses to the Morton Fire. The video contains a compilation of the voices of residents of Bundanoon together with photographs taken by members of the local rural fire service (RFS) and the Bundanoon Photography Group.
Video – Impact of the Morton 2020 Fire in Bundanoon
Bundanoon Primary School stories
When they returned to school in early 2020, students at the Bundanoon Primary School were encouraged to talk about their experiences of the Morton 2020 bushfire. Here are stories written by children in years 2 and 3 that responded to this image.