Physical description

Front cover has a black and white photograph of a bearded man whose story is in the book. The back cover has a photograph of a man with his back to the camera and the blurb about the book.

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Photographs by Alan Attwood, Julie Bowyer, Andrew Chapman, Rodney Dekker, Susan Gordon-Brown, Brent Lukey, Morganna Magee, Dale Mann, Jamie Murcia, Kristian Scott and Ellen Smith/ Words by Hanna Smith/ Introduction by Alan Attwood/ Design and production by Andrew and Anna Wolf
Commissioned by Murrindindi Shire Council
Stamp of the Marysville & District/ Historical Society Inc/ P.O. Box 22/ Marysville 3779


The devastating Victorian bushfires of February 2009 claimed the lives of 173 people. Since then, residents and property-owners throughout the Shire of Murrindindi have rallied together to reclaim their homes, their communities, their relationships and the landscapes they love. Many of them are senior citizens, who have demonstrated through their resilience, wisdom and sense of humour that age often means nothing more than numbers. From CFA volunteers to church-wardens, shearers to scone-makers, older members of the Shire of Murrindindi continue to play their parts in helping communities rise from the ashes. These are their portraits-and some of their stories.