UNLOCKING THE PAST: Remembering the Abernethy bushfire of October 19, 2002

By Kimberly O'Sullivan
Updated October 22 2019 - 3:04am, first published October 10 2017 - 1:00pm
ICONIC IMAGE: Darren Pateman's Walkley-award winning photograph of the cricket match that took place at Cessnock as the bushfire approached in October 2002.

With a dramatic start to the bushfire season already confronting us, it is ironic that this month we commemorate the 15th anniversary of one of our worst local fires.

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