Verona artist Karyn Thompson reflects on what a home means after protecting it from bushfires

Ellouise Bailey
Updated October 22 2021 - 1:45pm, first published October 20 2021 - 2:00pm

Karyn Thompson's home was only just spared from the NYE 2019-2020 bushfire that hit the Cobargo district, after she and husband Sam Patmore stayed to defend their home in Verona.

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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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