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Jamie Mackenzie

Jamie Mackenzie
Interviewed on:
18 April 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins

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Jamie had just started with the Forests Commission in January of 1983 and was a member of the summer fire crew in Anglesea. He worked in sweltering conditions on the morning of February 16 before being called away to a fire in East Trentham. It wasn’t until the next day that he discovered the devastation that had occurred across the eastern Otways.

Over many months following the fire Jamie was engaged in hard physical work in the bushland behind Aireys Inlet and Moggs Creek. He observed day by day the epicormic shoots returning and the forest springing back to life.

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