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From: "Geo." <>
Subject: Re: [trivvies] Australia Day is was or will be
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 01:01:44 +0800
Thanks for the Australia Day card, Marlene. Perth put on their 'Skyworks
Spectacular' fireworks display again as they do every year. The fireworks in
Sydney were not cancelled because of a fire hazard, it was because it was
considered inappropriate in view of the number of people who had lost their
homes and possessions.
There are still something of the order of 35 fires burning in southern NSW
and northern Victoria. They had been contained over the past two ot three
days due to cooler and less windy weather. However, it has been reported
that because of the return of high winds and temperatures today, they flared
up again and all have broken through the containment lines. Two very large
fires were likely to join up creating a fire-front some 165 Kilometres long.