Tathra fire: Scenes from the evacuation centre

It has become, arguably, the busiest place on the Far South Coast.

The Bega Showground quickly became the community’s go-to ground when all hell broke loose in Tathra on Sunday.

It also became, as we are now aware, the veritable light to which moths were drawn. 

Since the extent of Sunday’s fires were revealed a conga line of politicians have made their way to the showground – from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Bega MP Andrew Constance, Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly and others.

And, of course, along with the high-profile pollies comes media attention.

But, as always, our interest is rests eternally with our community. Our people, looking after each other and supporting each other in a time of great need.

To those who have given of their time, their expertise; shared their caring shoulders and ears to those in need; and those people who have made donations of every possible variety – thank you.