Over the past few months there have been some heart wrenching stories of loss, survival and kindness.
I had intended to include some of these in this edition of The Canungra Times. Unfortunately, I found myself caught up in some other matters and here I am, the night I go to print, unprepared.
Fortunately, the Canungra Historical Society is looking at undertaking a book to document the stories arising from the fires on Canungra and Beechmont.
I’d like to invite anyone who has a story to tell or photographs to share to contact me over the next few months as we begin to collect those stories.
Some people might want to write the story themselves, and others will feel more comfortable telling their story to someone who will write it for them.
Still others will not be ready yet, the more affected you were by those fires, the longer it might take to tell your story – or of course you might choose not to have that made public. Everyone deals with things in different ways.
This project will take about six to twelve months to collate material and get it ready. We are in the process of working through some of the practicalities at the moment.
It has certainly been an exhausting year. I’ve seen the best and worst of people this year. Bring on 2020.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.