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Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie
Interviewed on:
20 May 2023
Interviewed by:
Alex Watkins

LISTEN TO Stephen Ritchie

  • Something very strange is going on - Stephen Ritchie
  • The tone completely changed on the radio media - Stephen Ritchie
  • We drove down here and slowly the extent of the damage became real - Stephen Ritchie
  • So I took my camera with me when I came down that morning - Stephen Ritchie
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Stephen’s family was in the latter stages of building a holiday home on Sandy Gully when the disaster struck. He stayed up all night listening to the news from his home in Melbourne.

Stephen arrived the next morning to assess the destruction and brought with him a camera loaded with one roll of slide film to document what he saw.

The Ritchie family elected to begin the process of building again, accepting the risk of bushfire to live in close proximity with nature and the myriad species that live on their hidden block.

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