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

By Kimberly O'Sullivan
Updated October 19 2023 - 10:22am, first published 8:51am
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.
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 bushfire season already confronting us, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of one of our worst local fires.

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