Oral Histories

Oral Histories – 2020 Morton Bushfires

All participants agreed to make these recordings public. for some, transcripts are available. If not, please contact the Bundanoon History Group to request the transcript. 

Interview with Melissa Cady

Melissa, whose family has long connections with the area, owns a property on the edge of the Morton National Park. Melissa was interviewed by David Brennen on  3 December 2021.       (35 mins)

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Interview with Duncan Gair

Mr Gair was the Wingecarribee Shire Mayor during the fires and was interviewed in the offices of Wingecarribee Shire Council by Ralph Clark on 14 August 2020.  (58 mins)

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Interview with Roberto Gnecchi Ruscone

Roberto Gnecchi Ruscone, retained firefighter with the NSW Fire and Rescue.  Interviewed by Carol Cosgrove on 17 Februaryr 2021.  (28 mins)

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Interview with John Grono and Donna Andrews

Residents of Bundanoon who lost their house on the night of 4/5 January 2020.  Interviewed by Francesca Beddie on 14 September 2020.  (52 mins)

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Interview with Pat Hall

Pat Hall, resident in Bundanoon since 1979, retired National Parks employee. Interviewed by Carol Cosgrove on 7 July 2020 (26 mins)

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Interview with John Hines

John Hines, whose family came to the Bundanoon area about 1828, lives in Penrose, and part of the Mosquitos group of voluntary firefighters. Interviewed by Lyn Morehen on 7 June 2020 (16 mins)

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Interview with Ken Rooke

Ken was president of the Bundanoon RFS in January 2020, and a member of the Bundanoon Photography Group. Interviewed by Francesca Beddie on 30 April 2020 (38 mins)

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Interview with Phra Mahna

 

Phra Mahna  is the venerable abbot of the Sunnatararm Buddhist Monastery located on Teudts Road, Bundanoon.lso interviewed is Kim McSweeney, honourable secretary at the monastery.  Interviewed by Marianne Ward on 24 March 2021 (73 mins)

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Interview with Jeremy Tonks

Reverend Jeremy Tonks is the Anglican priest at the Holy Trinity Church in Bundanoon.  He was interviewed by David Brennen on 19 October 2020.  (21 mins)

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