Bega District News

71yo Tathra bushfire victim 'empowered' by designing, building her resilient new home

Ellouise Bailey
Updated September 16 2021 - 2:04pm, first published August 3 2021 - 12:30pm

Nienke Van Doorn and her husband David Shepheard only narrowly escaped the Tathra bushfires in 2018 that destroyed 65 homes and 30 caravans in the area.

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Ellouise Bailey

Ellouise Bailey


Queensland Country Life reporter based in Rockhampton and reporting on agriculture in the central Queensland region. Got a story? Get in touch: 0447 477 399 or email

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