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Bill Bubb

Bill Bubb
Interviewed on:
26 June 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins


  • The bush had a different smell about it - Bill Bubb
  • The wind was roaring, the noise was roaring - Bill Bubb
  • I said we have lost everything, it is gone - Bill Bubb
  • It does not happen, you were hallucinating - Bill Bubb
  • FULL STORY - Bill Bubb
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In 1983 Bill was captain of the Anglesea CFA and a leader of local crews on the day of the fires. He was forced to balance efforts to defend houses with a responsibility for the safety of his colleagues.

Bill’s experience with bushfire across many decades has equipped him with a widely revered knowledge of the landscape of the eastern Otways and the hazards posed by the kind of extreme fuel loads and weather patterns seen on Ash Wednesday.

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