The Black Summer bushfires still haunt the NSW South Coast town of Cobargo

Tom Melville
Updated November 12 2020 - 11:51am, first published November 11 2020 - 2:00pm

It wasn't the first fire of last summer's horror season. It wasn't the most destructive necessarily in terms of lives lost or infrastructure destroyed but for many of us what happened in the town of Cobargo on New Year's Eve 2019 came to define Australia's Black Summer. The rage and the heartache felt by its 800 residents were felt by all of us.

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Tom Melville

Tom Melville

Host, Voice of Real Australia

Originally from Canberra, Tom Melville worked for the BBC in the UK and as a freelancer in Tunisia before coming to ACM. He is the host of ACM's national podcast Voice of Real Australia.

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