The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires were like nothing Australia had ever seen before. Stuart Diver is joined by pottery artist Steve Harrison and Balmoral Village Fire Captain Brendon O'Connor as they fight the unforgiving Green Wattle Creek fire.
You can follow Steve Harrison's journey on his blog here: https://tonightmyfingerssmellofgarlic.com/
The Elements is hosted by Stuart Diver. Written and Produced by Tim Russell. Audio Production and Original Music by Slade Gibson. Researcher and Assistant Producer Clare O’Halloran. Readings in this episode from Trent Dalton. Executive Producers are Stuart Diver, Slade Gibson & Cameron Jurd. A production of Pivot Studios.
Thanks to Channel 7, Channel 9 and the ABC for the audio used in this episode. Featured audio includes Channel Nine News with Mark Burrows and Damien Ryan & Channel Seven News with Mark Ferguson, Chris Reason and Robert Ovadia.
This show would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of survivors, volunteer firefighters, the RFS and the people of Balmoral Village, New South Wales. We thank them and pay tribute to all those who lost loved ones and were affected by the Black Summer bushfires.
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