Coolagolite fire threatens dairy farm that was devastated during Black Summer

Nadine Morton
Updated October 6 2023 - 10:55am, first published October 5 2023 - 12:41pm

Almost four years ago the Jessop family faced the flames on their Far South Coast dairy farm and lost, but this week amid sheer terror, they won.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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